FTAIA Bars Antitrust Claims In USB Connector Case, New York Federal Judge Rules

FTAIA Bars Antitrust Claims In USB Connector Case, New York Federal Judge Rules

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on May 14 dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction Sherman Act claims brought by a Chinese manufacturer of universal serial bus (USB) 3.0 connectors against other manufacturers that do not manufacture or directly sell any USB 3.0 connectors in the United States, ruling that the domestic injury exception to the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA) was not applicable (Lotes Co., Ltd. v. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd., No. 12 Civ. 7465, S.D. N.Y.).

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