Indirect Purchasers Suffer Major Blow In DRAM MDL

Law360 (January 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has once again tossed a majority of antitrust claims made by purchasers of computers containing dynamic random access memory, severely limiting the number of potential class members in the multidistrict litigation.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the Northern District of California dismissed several indirect purchaser claims on Tuesday for lack of antitrust standing. The claims alleged injury under the California Cartwright Act and 22 state antitrust and unfair competition laws as buyers of DRAM in computers.

The ruling would knock out...
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