Japanese Cos. Didn't Participate In LCD Cartel: Sharp

Law360, New York (September 2, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT) -- Sharp Corp. on Friday said indirect purchasers' claims against Japanese companies in a California multidistrict litigation alleging a price-fixing conspiracy for thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels should be nixed because they didn't participate in the alleged cartel.

The company filed a motion asserting that the Japanese LCD makers, including Sharp, Epson Imaging Devices Corp., Hitachi Ltd. and Toshiba Corp., were not a part of the so-called Crystal Conspiracy at the heart of the class' claims and are therefore entitled to summary judgment in their...
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