PR High Court To Weigh Antitrust Law In Shipping Suit

Law360, New York (September 7, 2010, 2:41 PM EDT) -- The federal judge overseeing a Puerto Rican consumer class action accusing three U.S. shipping companies of engaging in a price-fixing conspiracy has asked the commonwealth's highest court to determine if the Puerto Rico Antitrust Act can be applied to commerce outside of Puerto Rico.

Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico certified to the Puerto Rico Supreme Court on Tuesday the question of whether the scope of the PRAA — the act that the indirect purchasers' surviving claim...
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