Indirect Purchaser Standing In Federal Court: Take 2

Law360, New York (October 12, 2009, 4:43 PM EDT) -- In practice today, state law antitrust class action claims often are being brought by those that purchased the relevant product not as a stand-alone product, but as a component or ingredient within a separate, larger product. These “indirect purchasers” bring suit under state antitrust laws because federal law does not permit such suits.

Examples of recent indirect purchaser claims include claims based on purchases of automobile tires that were made with allegedly price-fixed rubber chemicals; of televisions that included allegedly price-fixed tubes; and of monitors that...
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