In re DRAM Antitrust Litigation (Indirect Purchaser Standing)

AAI filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in the Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) Antitrust Litigation urging the court of appeals to reverse the district court’s order denying standing under California’s Cartwright Act and 14 other states’ antitrust laws to consumers that purchased computers containing price-fixed DRAM modules.  The district court’s ruling threatens seriously to undermine the compensation and deterrence objectives of state antitrust laws across the country, the brief said, and is contrary to the intent of state legislatures that adopted so-called Illinois Brick repealers.  The brief was written by AAI Director of Legal Advocacy, Richard Brunell, with assistance from Advisory Board member Josh Davis.

Read the brief.