Panasonic Says New Complaint Could Drag Out Antitrust Suit

Law360 (August 8, 2019, 7:23 PM EDT) -- Panasonic and several other electronics makers fighting antitrust claims from parts buyers are asking a California federal judge to keep the buyers from amending their suit until the court first decides whether to zap the case.

A group described in the lawsuit as direct purchasers of inductors — circuit board parts that conduct and store energy — wants clearance to amend the complaint, which accuses Panasonic along with the other parts makers of plotting to stabilize inductor prices.

But with the manufacturers trying since the fall to dismiss the case, giving the buyers a chance to make changes now would be...

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