Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Indirect Purchaser May Seek Umbrella Damages Under California Antitrust Law

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Indirect Purchaser May Seek Umbrella Damages Under California Antitrust Law

SAN FRANCISCO - An indirect purchaser of plasma-derivative protein therapies is not barred under California's antitrust statute from recovering as damages any overcharges it incurred in purchasing the protein therapies from nonconspirators, even if the purchaser would have paid a lower price in the absence of the conspiracy to restrict the supply of such products, a federal judge in California ruled Aug. 20 (County of San Mateo v. CSL Limited, et al., No. 10-cv-05686, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116342).

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