9th Circ. Sends CRT Settlement Back To Correct Error
Law360 (February 14, 2019, 8:56 PM EST) -- A California federal judge will reconsider a $576.8 million bundle of antitrust settlements after the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday remanded a certification order and settlement approval for a class of indirect cathode ray tube purchasers.
The appellate court's order follows a Nov. 8 admission by U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar that he was wrong to deny recovery to indirect purchasers in three states: Massachusetts, Missouri and New Hampshire. Judge Tigar said the original settlement carried the specter of conflict of interest because the plaintiffs' lead counsel pitted one set of clients' claims against those of another in order to obtain a...
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