Suits Brought By State AGs Not Class Actions: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (October 3, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT) -- Lawsuits filed by the attorneys general of California and Washington against Sharp Corp. and others over an alleged thin-film liquid crystal display panel price-fixing conspiracy are not class actions and were rightly remanded from federal to state court, the Ninth Circuit ruled on Monday.

A three-judge panel affirmed U.S. District Judge Susan Illston's Feb. 15 decision to send the suits back to state courts in Washington and California, respectively. The defendants — a group that includes Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Epson Electronics America Inc., Sharp and...
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