DRAM Feud Heats Up Over Sun's Purchaser Status

Law360, New York (December 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Sun Microsystems Inc. faced off Wednesday in a San Francisco court against manufacturers of dynamic random access memory over whether it was a direct purchaser with standing to sue for treble damages under federal antitrust laws, or an indirect purchaser that can't recover for a portion of DRAM purchased at allegedly inflated prices from third parties.

The hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California comes in a multidistrict antitrust litigation in which Sun has accused a slew of manufacturers of colluding...
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