LCD Price-Fixing Judge Goes Easy On Indirect Class' Economists

Law360, New York (March 5, 2012, 9:03 PM EST) -- A recent ruling allowing consumers in an antitrust case to use evidence from economists to support claims that they overpaid for flat-screen displays by at least $2 billion applied a more lenient standard than federal courts have lately used in indirect purchaser class actions, and did surprisingly little analysis of the merits of the testimony, attorneys say.

In late February, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston of the Northern District of California refused to block indirect purchasers — who are seeking billions in damages from liquid-crystal display...
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