Classes In LCD Panel Antitrust Cases Certified

Law360, New York (March 30, 2010, 10:38 AM EDT) -- A judge has certified classes of indirect and direct purchasers in multidistrict litigation alleging Sharp Electronics Corp., Epson Electronics America Inc. and other manufacturers of thin film transistor liquid crystal display panel masterminded a massive price-fixing scheme.

Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said in orders Sunday that she was certifying the cases, but she cut three years from the period the plaintiffs requested in the direct purchaser action.

The judge said the class period should start at...
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