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Justices: LCD price-fixing case can be heard in state court

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that Mississippi can pursue claims of price-fixing against a manufacturer of LCD screens in state court. The justices today reversed a lower court ruling that blocked the state-court suit against AU Optronics Corp. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, writing for the court, said the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong ...

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U.S. Supreme Court settles on venue for LCD price fixing litigation

JACKSON- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed recently to hear a case originating in Mississippi that could determine where future consumer protection litigation is heard. Attorney General Jim Hood sued in 2011 manufacturers of liquid crystal display screens, accusing them of price-fixing from April 2001 to December 2006. He accused the companies of forcing consumers to pay too much for their ...

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