The US District Court for the Northern District of California allows a class action alleging price-fixing in the capacitors sector to go forward (Capacitors Antitrust Class action)

In re Capacitors Antitrust Class Action Litigation Survives Motion to Dismiss* Direct and indirect capacitor purchasers who filed class action complaints against an alleged worldwide cartel of capacitor manufacturers have, for the most part, survived a motion to dismiss in the Northern District of California before Judge James Donato. The opinion is available here. Capacitors are, as the court stated, a “ubiquitous” unit in electronic circuits, used almost universally to store energy on a short-term basis and smooth the flow of energy through a circuit. Defendants in the case are foreign manufacturers of capacitors, many of which are based in Japan, and their U.S. subsidiaries. The case consists of putative

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  • Siemens (New York)
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler (New York)

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Deirdre McEvoy, Jennifer A. Dixon, The US District Court for the Northern District of California allows a class action alleging price-fixing in the capacitors sector to go forward (Capacitors Antitrust Class action), 26 May 2015, e-Competitions May 2015, Art. N° 74160

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