JPML Taps NY For Textbook Publisher Antitrust Suits

Law360 (August 12, 2020, 9:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has decided to consolidate nine suits accusing big-name textbook publishers of crafting a course material model that cuts out resellers, in a move likely to leave everyone involved a little unhappy.

No one got exactly what they wanted as the parties differed on centralization and everyone felt the cases were best heard in their respective states, but the panel seemed sure in its Wednesday order that multidistrict litigation based in the Southern District of New York was the best option for the parties and for judicial economy.

"After considering the arguments of counsel, we...

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