Judge Keeps Intact Much Of Auto Parts Antitrust MDL

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge on Thursday trimmed some indirect purchaser claims from multidistrict litigation accusing auto parts makers of bid-rigging and price-fixing on automotive wire harnesses, but refused to toss federal antitrust claims lodged by a group of direct purchasers of the products.

U.S. District Judge Marianne Batani partially granted and partially denied a motion to dismiss allegations lodged by two putative classes of indirect wire-harness purchasers — one comprising auto dealers, another comprising consumers — throwing out certain state law claims against several auto parts...
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