LCD Cos. Escape Retailers' State Price-Fixing MDL Claims

Law360, New York (September 19, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday discarded price-fixing claims lodged by Target Corp., Kmart Corp. and other retailers against LG Display Co. Ltd. and other liquid crystal display makers accused of cartel activity, finding no link between this alleged activity and the multidistrict litigation plaintiffs' state law claims.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston dismissed the California and Illinois law claims raised by Target, Kmart, Sears Roebuck & Co. and Newegg Inc., finding these indirect purchasers had not purchased LCD products in those states and were therefore...
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