Fla. Contracts Allow For Price-Fixing Claims, Court Hears

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 12:47 PM EST) -- The state of Florida on Friday defended its right to bring an antitrust suit in California federal court against optical disk drive manufacturers on behalf of vendors who signed state contracts, alleging that the defendants have employed a "nonsensical" reading of the pacts to elude price-fixing claims.

In urging U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg to deny the defendants' bid to dismiss much of the suit, the state blasted arguments from the companies that state contracts have no bearing on any claims a vendor has against a third party....
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