Judge Won't Toss LCD Price-Fixing Claims

Law360, New York (March 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a blow to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Hitachi Displays Ltd. and Sharp Corp., among others, a federal judge has denied a bid to throw out claims by direct purchasers that the electronic display producers colluded to fix prices for thin film transistor liquid crystal display products.

Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California shot down the defendants' request to toss the claims Tuesday after finding that the plaintiffs' amended consolidated complaints “more than adequately allege the involvement of...
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