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Hood wants settlement funds to go to prison, courts

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has sent a check to the state General Fund for $52,697,853.73 and a check for $11,167,097.00 to the State/School Employees’ Health Insurance Plan. The money, totaling $63,864,932.73, is the result of litigation involving eight cases as follows: GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (Avandia): $25,219,368.42 BASF Corporation et al (vitamin litigation): $22,509,978.76 LCD litigation: $3,844,417.09 Toyota: $433,542.74 Lender ...

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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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LCD price-fixing case goes back to federal court

A Mississippi federal court will hear Mississippi’s lawsuit that alleges price fixing by manufacturers of liquid crystal display screens. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a ruling that sent the case to a state court. “Nothing we have said denies the State of Mississippi the right to proceed with this case. It will simply ...

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