3 Tips For Understanding Price-Fixing Conspiracy Liability

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT) -- Consider this scenario: In the wake of government indictments against participants of a long-running global conspiracy, purchasers of the price-fixed product bring a class action against all indicted manufacturers. Among these defendants is Company A, who, years after the conspiracy initially began, joined the unlawful cartel. In addition, Company A attempted to withdraw from the conspiracy before it ended. While Company A never formally voiced its withdrawal to its fellow co-conspirators, it stopped responding to conspiratorial communications and recommenced competitively pricing its products.

Given Company A’s...
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