Calif. Judge Axes Indirect State Claims In LCD Antitrust MDL

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday dismissed part of multidistrict litigation alleging that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and other electronics makers fixed liquid crystal display prices, ruling that indirect purchasers could assert state law claims only where they allegedly paid higher prices.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illiston granted partial summary judgment to the defendants — which include Samsung, Sharp Corp. Toshiba Corp. and several other electronics companies — finding that indirect purchasers AT&T Mobility LLC, RadioShack Corp. and Old Comp Inc., formerly CompUSA, had improperly asserted...
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