In re: Hard Disk Drive Suspension Assemblies Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2918 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California)

Victoria Sims and CGL have been appointed Interim Co-Lead counsel in the Hard Disk Drive Suspension Assemblies Antitrust Litigation. Judge Chesney, in the Northern District of California appointed Ms. Sims and CGL as Interim Co-Lead counsel for the Reseller Plaintiffs, who seek to represent all indirect purchasers in the United States who purchased Hard Disk Drive Suspension Assemblies for resale. Hard Disk Drive Suspension Assemblies are essential components of hard drives that hold the recording heads in close proximity to the disks and provide the electrical connection from the recording heads to the hard disk drives’ circuitry. The Defendants in the litigation, which include TDK Corporation, NHK Spring and Hutchinson Technologies, engaged in a more-than-decade-long conspiracy to fix prices, rig bids and allocate marketshare for the worldwide market of Hard Disk Drive Suspension Assemblies, affecting billions of dollars in commerce of computers, laptops, gaming systems, copiers and other products. As Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division Makan Delrahim described, HDD Suspension Assemblies are “critical to the operation and performance of electronic devices, and their impact on American consumers and business is direct and substantial.”