LCD Cos. Can't Ditch Retailers' Phone, Camera Antitrust Claims

Law360, New York (October 10, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to toss price-fixing claims related to the sale of cellphones and digital cameras brought by Best Buy Co. Inc. and other retailers against liquid crystal display manufacturers, saying a link exists between the cartel activity alleged in the multidstrict litigation and price of electronic devices.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston sided with Best Buy, Target Corp., Kmart Corp. and Sears Roebuck & Co., saying these indirect purchasers' alleged damages flowed directly from the fixed price on LCD displays, which...
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