Component Cartels: Who Can Sue In N.D. Calif.?

Law360, New York (September 05, 2013, 11:34 AM ET) -- For the better part of a decade, the chambers of the Northern District of California have been wrestling with a constellation of international cartel cases based on alleged price-fixing of various components of consumer electronics: display screens both flat (LCDs) and not (CRTs), memory both quick (flash) and random (DRAM/SRAM), disk drives and graphics processors. In seven separate MDLs, seven separate judges of the court have worked to define who can and cannot sue when buying the products containing these components.

Judge Samuel Conti’s late August...
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