The Opt-Out Decision In Price-Fixing Cases

Law360, New York (July 21, 2010, 12:22 PM EDT) -- As corporate legal departments look for ways to contribute to the bottom line, generating revenue through a recovery in a plaintiff side case can be appealing. At a minimum, this means paying attention to pending cases in which the corporation is a member of a putative or certified class. Beyond that, it means analyzing whether and when it makes sense for the corporation to become a direct action plaintiff.

While the last decade or so has seen an increase in the number of corporations willing to...
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