Facing Concurrent Federal, State Antitrust Actions

Law360, New York (November 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In the age of the Internet, news of a cartel investigation spreads globally and instantaneously. Here, in the United States, it is common that, within days of such disclosures, private class actions are filed, and frequently those actions are filed in multiple jurisdictions.

The plaintiffs’ class action firms who file such cases do so in their forum of choice, hoping to position themselves to win the lucrative and influential position of lead plaintiffs’ counsel. The result of this frenzy is typically a large number of cases...
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