Philips Wins Bid To Arbitrate Costco's Claims In CRT Row

Law360, Los Angeles (December 13, 2013, 10:08 PM EST) -- A California federal judge granted in part Koninklijke Philips NV's motion to compel arbitration of Costco Wholesale Corp.'s claims that the electronics giant was part of a sprawling conspiracy to fix cathode ray tube prices, ruling Friday that Costco failed to show Philips waived its right to arbitrate.

U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti said Costco's argument that Philips engaged in "gamesmanship" by purposely delaying its motion to compel arbitration was unconvincing. 

"[T]he court finds that plaintiff has failed to carry the heavy burden of proving that the Philips defendants waived...
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