Judge Likely to Pare Fla. Claims In Disk Drive Antitrust MDL

Law360, San Francisco (March 20, 2014, 7:28 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation accusing optical disk drive makers of price-fixing said Thursday that he's inclined to toss the state of Florida’s claim that the manufacturers violated its state antitrust law, saying Florida hasn't shown enough evidence that the alleged scheme took place within its borders.

The defendants, which include Toshiba, Hitachi-LG Data Storage Inc., Sony Corp. and others, urged U.S. District Court Judge Richard Seeborg to toss three of Florida's four claims, but Judge Seeborg said he'll likely let all but the Florida Antitrust...
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