» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 128 | NO. 104 | Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Court to See if Mississippi Lawsuit OK on Global Issue

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether the state of Mississippi can bring a state-level lawsuit in a global LCD screen price-fixing conspiracy.

The justices on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal from state officials in their lawsuit against AU Optronics Corp. A federal jury last year found the company guilty of price-fixing on its liquid crystal display screens. Mississippi also wanted to sue in state court.

But the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to send that lawsuit back, instead allowing it to stay in federal courts. Four other states, however, have been allowed to bring state-level lawsuits against the Taiwan company.

Several companies from Japan, Korea and Taiwan were accused of fixing prices for thin film transistor LCD panels from 1999 to 2006.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 313 4,762
MORTGAGES 97 409 6,640
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 34 147 1,475
BUILDING PERMITS 0 705 11,294
BANKRUPTCIES 53 311 4,525
BUSINESS LICENSES 41 177 1,983
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 64 436 6,253
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 132 1,373

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.