» 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 72 327 11,765
MORTGAGES 76 371 15,350
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 28 99 3,010
BUILDING PERMITS 382 972 28,226
BANKRUPTCIES 65 345 11,307
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 117 4,155
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 184 700 17,184
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 100 3,564

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

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