In re Digital Music Antitrust Litigation
This is a proposed class action on behalf of purchasers of digital music, who allegedly paid inflated prices between December 4, 2001 and present. The Consolidated Amended Complaint was filed on June 13, 2007. On October 9, 2008, the District Court granted Defendants’ motion to dismiss Plaintiffs’ Complaint. On March 26, 2010, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the District Court’s decision. This was the first reversal in the United States of a dismissal of antitrust price fixing claims under Twombly. The Supreme Court of the United States denied Defendants’ petition for certiorari on January 10, 2011. On July 18, 2011, the Honorable Loretta Preska, Chief Justice for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, denied in substantial part Defendants’ motion to dismiss the claims. Discovery on the claims is ongoing. For more information, contact Gary Jacobson, Esq (GSJacobson@lshllp.com) at (212) 608-1900.