Judge Greenlights Price-Fixing MDL Over Auto Lighting

Law360, Los Angeles (June 21, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday lifted a stay on multidistrict litigation against automotive lighting manufacturer Eagle Eyes Traffic Industrial Co. Ltd., saying plaintiffs would be harmed by further delays related to a parallel criminal case over the company's alleged participation in a massive price-fixing conspiracy. 

The civil lawsuit, brought by a class of direct purchasers of automotive lighting, was sidetracked after the U.S. Department of Justice indicted Taiwan-based Eagle Eyes, its U.S. distributor E-Lite Automotive Inc. and two top executives in July. Purchasers moved to...
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