High Court Won't Touch LCD Price-Fixing Venue Ruling

Law360, New York (January 21, 2014, 5:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to review a Fourth Circuit ruling that the South Carolina attorney general’s price-fixing suit against liquid crystal display manufacturers including LG Display Co. Ltd. and AU Optronics Corp. belongs in state court.

The high court rejected the manufacturers' contention that the Fourth Circuit ruling allowed the state to pursue what is effectively a class action in state court, thereby circumventing the 2005 Class Action Fairness Act's requirement that mass actions — which involve the claims of 100 or more people...
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