Class Action Suits Follow FTC Ruling Against Rambus

Law360, New York (August 18, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Class action suits are popping up, following the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s decision that technology-licensing company Rambus Inc. violated antitrust laws and deceived a group responsible for establishing industry-wide standards for memory-chip equipment.

Since that ruling, handed down at the beginning of August, four class action antitrust suits—two of which were filed on Thursday—have been filed against Rambus in federal court.

Merrick Scott Rayle, a lawyer for one of the plaintiffs, conceded the FTC ruling was “one of several factors—certainly not the dominant factor, but a...
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