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Optical disc drive indirect purchaser antitrust claims certified

Posted on: February 16th, 2016 by Steve Larson

MonitorJudge Seeborg, a California federal judge, has certified a class action on behalf of indirect purchasers accusing Toshiba Corp. and other electronics producers of conspiring to fix the prices of optical disk drives.  The judge had earlier refused to certify an indirect purchaser class action, but said the customers had produced enough expert analysis this time to support their claims.

Our firm represents an Oregon purchaser in this class action.


Portion of optical disk drive antitrust class action settles

Posted on: November 19th, 2015 by Steve Larson

MonitorMultiple electronics makers have agreed to settle with a class of direct purchasers in a class action pending in California federal court.  The class action alleged that the seven defendant corporations, including Sony Corp., Samsung Electronic Co. Ltd., Philips Electronics NV, BenQ Corp., Pioneer Electronics Inc., Quanta Storage Inc., and TEAC Corp. engaged in price fixing.  The seven defendants have agreed to pay a total of $37 million to settle claims that they conspired to fix prices on optical disc drives, products that read or write data on CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays and are found in computers, video game consoles and other devices. Read more…


US District Judge Samuel Conti grants preliminary approval of indirect purchaser settlement

Posted on: July 9th, 2015 by Keith Dubanevich

MonitorToday US District Judge Samuel Conti granted preliminary approval to indirect purchaser plaintiffs’ proposed settlement with defendants Philips, Panasonic, Hitachi, Toshiba, Samsung SDI, Thomson, and additional defendants, in the cathode ray price fixing case. Under the agreement, these defendants will pay a total of $576.8 million. Read more…


Cathode ray tube class antitrust class action settles

Posted on: June 30th, 2015 by Steve Larson

MonitorA number of electronics makers, including Philips Electronics North America Corp., Panasonic Corp., Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., Hitachi Ltd., Toshiba and others, have agreed to pay $528 million to settle class action claims that they fixed cathode ray tube (“CRTs”) prices. The plaintiffs — consumers that purchased products containing CRT’s (“indirect purchasers”)  — asked a California federal court to sign off on the settlements totaling $528 million in the long-running antitrust multidistrict litigation. Read more…


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