Rare Appellate Ruling On Indirect Purchaser Class Action

Law360, New York (March 14, 2017, 11:31 AM EDT) -- Stefan M. Meisner

Ashley L. McMahon The emergence of indirect purchaser plaintiff antitrust class actions as a near ubiquitous feature of antitrust multidistrict litigations has added complexity to an already complex area of litigation: the antitrust class action. Relatively few decisions exist with respect to the crucial milepost in such litigations, namely, decisions on whether an indirect purchaser plaintiff can certify its case as a class action. In these cases a determination on class certification can be uniquely significant in catalyzing the ultimate resolution of the...
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