REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL
This Document Relates to:
JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE (LETTER ROGATORY) FOR SERVICE ON MITSUI ALL DIRECT PURCHASER ACTIONS & COMPANY (TAIWAN), LIMITED
To the Appropriate Judicial Authority in Taiwan:
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California presents its compliments to the Appropriate Judicial Authority in Taiwan and respectfully requests international judicial assistance to effect service of process in connection with a civil proceeding currently pending before this Court.
directly purchased a Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display ("TFT-LCD") Product in the
"TFT-LCD Products" are defined to include both TFT-LCD panels as well as products containing
Plaintiffs allege that, beginning in at least on January 1, 1996, the defendants conspired, combined, and contracted to fix, maintain, and/or stabilize prices for the TFT-LCD
NATURE AND PURPOSE OF THE PROCEEDING
Plaintiffs brought an antitrust class action on behalf of all persons and entities who United States from the named defendants between January 1, 1996 and December 11, 2006.
Products that were sold in the United States. Plaintiffs allege that as a result of defendants' conspiracy, plaintiffs paid higher prices for TFT-LCD Products than they would have paid if the conspiracy had not occurred.
decree: that this action may proceed as a class action; that defendants violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act, U.S.C. §1; that plaintiffs and members of the Class shall recover damages 15 sustained by them as provided by federal antitrust laws; that defendants shall be permanently enjoined and restrained from continuing the alleged conspiracy; and that plaintiffs shall recover their costs of this suit.
It has been represented to this Court that defendant Mitsui & Co. (Taiwan), Ltd. is a company organized and existing under the laws of Taiwan, ...