US District Judge Samuel Conti grants preliminary approval of indirect purchaser settlement

MonitorToday US District Judge Samuel Conti granted preliminary approval to indirect purchaser plaintiffs’ proposed settlement with defendants Philips, Panasonic, Hitachi, Toshiba, Samsung SDI, Thomson, and additional defendants, in the cathode ray price fixing case. Under the agreement, these defendants will pay a total of $576.8 million.

The settlement covers all persons and or entities in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin who or which indirectly purchased for their own use and not for resale, CRT Products manufactured and/or sold by the Defendants, or any subsidiary, affiliate, or alleged co-conspirator thereof, at any time during certain time frames depending on in which state the claimants reside.

 

Keith Dubanevich
Keith is an accomplished trial, appellate, and healthcare lawyer with over 35 years of experience in more than a dozen different jurisdictions around the country. With a focus on complex dispute resolution, with particular emphasis in the healthcare industry, Keith is adept at handling multi-state and international antitrust cases, consumer litigation, and securities disputes. In healthcare, he has handled peer review disputes, partnership and incorporation matters, and billing investigations. Keith’s clients value his keen instincts in court and his ability to delve into complex legal issues while never losing sight of the overall strategy of a case. A judge commented that during a recent trial Keith was “remarkably thorough, … prepared, respectful, and efficient.” Keith has also received high praise from his peers including this comment about a recent arbitration proceeding: "I was so impressed with your professionalism and effectiveness. Your whole presentation was a model of what an advocate should be." During his time at the Oregon Department of Justice as Associate Attorney General and Chief of Staff, Keith led the creation of a civil rights unit, managed securities litigation including multiple cases against financial services companies, and supervised antitrust investigations and prosecutions. He was also involved with the adoption of legislation that expanded the Unlawful Trade Practices Act to include financial services companies.

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