Hynix Moves To Toss Foreign Commerce DRAM Claims

Law360, New York (April 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has asked a judge to dismiss Sun Microsystems Inc.'s state law claims of price manipulation in the market for dynamic random access memory arising from sales overseas, saying that the claims are preempted by the federal Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act.

In a motion filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Hynix said that Sun couldn't bring claims under California's Cartwright Act and Unfair Competition Law over alleged market manipulation by Hynix and others overseas, because Congress...
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