Sharp Wants Dell NY Law Claims Nixed In LCD MDL

Law360, New York (April 25, 2011, 7:17 PM EDT) -- Sharp Corp. and Hitachi Ltd. asked a California federal judge on Friday to trim Dell Inc.'s New York state law antitrust claims from a multidistrict litigation alleging a conspiracy to fix prices of thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels.

The companies urged the court to dismiss Dell's claims that they violated the Donnelly Act, a New York law that prohibits anti-competitive conduct in the state, arguing that none of the conduct that caused Dell's alleged injuries took place in New York.

Dell's lawsuit, filed in...
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