Judicial Panel Grants Plaintiff Request, Unopposed by Defense and Supported by Plaintiffs in Other Cases, for Pretrial Coordination Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407
Numerous class action lawsuits were filed against several defendants alleging “[a] conspiracy to fix the price of Static Random Access Memory.” In re Static Random Access (SRAM) Antitrust Litig., 473 F.Supp.2d 1384, 1384-85 (Jud. Pan.Mult.Lit. February 9, 2007). Plaintiff’s lawyer in one of the class actions moved the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407 to centralize the lawsuits for pretrial purposes in the Northern District of California. Id., at 1385. “All responding parties support centralization, and the majority concur in movant’s suggestion of the Northern District of California as transferee forum.” The Panel agreed that centralization was warranted, and agreed further that the Northern District of California was the appropriate transferee court. Id.