33 States Sue Hitachi, Mitsubishi Alleging DRAM Cartel

Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 1:50 PM ET) -- Toshiba Corp., Hitachi Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. were hit Tuesday with suits from 33 states and a putative class of indirect purchasers who claim the companies fixed dynamic random access memory prices, though at least some of the suits appear to be a step toward approval of settlements.

The three electronics makers were sued by the states and the indirect purchasers of DRAM products, but the indirect purchaser complaints indicate that settlements have been reached and will later be presented to the court.

In Tuesday's...
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Case Title

The State of California et al v. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation et al


Case Number

3:12-cv-05229

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Maria-Elena James

Date Filed

October 9, 2012


Case Title

Petro Computer Systems, Inc. v. Hitachi, Ltd.


Case Number

3:12-cv-05213

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Phyllis J. Hamilton

Date Filed

October 9, 2012


Case Title

The State of California et al v. Hitachi, Ltd. et al


Case Number

3:12-cv-05231

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Elizabeth D. Laporte

Date Filed

October 9, 2012

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