The US Judge of New Jersey District Court dismisses the claims of the indirect purchasers for lack of standing to bring a cause of action (Magnesium Oxide Antitrust Litigation)

With No Reliance Nor Nexus, Indirect Purchaser Plaintiffs’ Claims Fall Short: In re Magnesium Oxide Antitrust Litigation (D.N.J. Apr. 5, 2012)* Introduction Antitrust claims by indirect purchasers of magnesium oxide did not survive defendant manufacturers’ motion to dismiss a complaint alleging a price-fixing and market allocation scheme. A decision authored by Senior U.S. District Judge Debevoise on April 5, 2012, dismissed the indirect purchasers’ claims for failure to plead facts that would toll the statute of limitations for the otherwise time-barred cause of action, and for lack of standing [1]. In contrast to the disposition of indirect purchasers’ claims, direct purchasers’ claims survived the defendant companies’ motion to dismiss [2]. Facts and Procedural History On November

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Meaghan P. Thomas-Kennedy, The US Judge of New Jersey District Court dismisses the claims of the indirect purchasers for lack of standing to bring a cause of action (Magnesium Oxide Antitrust Litigation), 5 April 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin US Private Enforcement, Art. N° 57230

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