Quebec Court OKs Indirect Buyer Class In DRAM Cartel Suit

Law360, New York (November 18, 2011, 4:59 PM EST) -- A Quebec appeals court on Wednesday revived a class action accusing a slew of computer memory chip manufacturers of conspiring to fix prices, ruling that direct and indirect purchasers could pursue their claims together against the foreign companies.

The decision by the Quebec Court of Appeal held that indirect purchasers — largely consumers who bought dynamic random access memory as part of computers or other devices — should be allowed to pursue damages against Infineon Technologies AG, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and other technology companies alongside...
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