JPML Mulls Where To Put Textbook Publisher Antitrust Suits

Law360 (July 30, 2020, 9:10 PM EDT) -- College book resellers made their case Thursday for why their suit accusing the industry's biggest publishers of colluding to cut them out of the bookselling process doesn't belong in multidistrict litigation, but at least one panel judge had his doubts.

U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor — one of seven federal judges who currently sit on the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation — quickly dismissed Campus Book Co.'s main argument that the centralization would slow its suit down by more than a year.

"Unfortunately, we don't look at whether centralizing is optimal for your client and we don't even look at...

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