LCD Makers, Consumers Oppose Split Trial In Price-Fixing MDL

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT) -- Both the defendants and consumer plaintiffs in the liquid crystal display price-fixing litigation lambasted a new attempt from direct purchaser plaintiffs to break the trial into two parts, with the manufacturers calling the latest request Wednesday "even more unworkable" than the first plan.

The direct purchaser plaintiffs asked the California federal court on Friday to bifurcate the upcoming trial against AU Optronics Corp., LG Display Co. Ltd. and Toshiba Corp. into two phases, less than a month after U.S. District Judge Susan Illston refused the indirect...
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