Motorola's Foreign Injury Claims Against LCD Makers Tossed

Law360, Los Angeles (January 23, 2014, 9:26 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Thursday dismissed most of the antitrust claims brought by Motorola Mobility Inc. against a slew of liquid crystal display makers, including Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Sharp Corp., ruling that U.S. antitrust law doesn’t apply to purchases involving foreign subsidiaries.

The decision comes after the government of Japan asked U.S. District Judge Joan B. Gottschall in October to reconsider an order allowing Motorola to pursue its claims that the LCD makers overcharged for their products, saying it violated Japanese sovereignty. The...
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