Cohen Milstein was recently appointed interim co-lead counsel for a proposed class of direct purchasers of Resistors in In re Resistors Antitrust Litigation, 5:15-cv-03820-RMW (N.D. Cal.). 

This case alleges that some of the world’s largest manufacturers of Resistors – including Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America, KOA Corporation, KOA Speer Electronics, Inc., ROHM Co., Ltd., ROHM Semiconductor U.S.A., LLC, Hokuriku Electric Industry Co., HDK Micro Devices Co., Ltd., HDK America, Inc., Kamaya Electric Co., Ltd. as well as several of their domestic subsidiaries (“Defendants”) – conspired to fix the prices of Resistors in violation of the federal antitrust laws.  The United States Department of Justice is also investigating this market for potential wrongdoing.

As a result of the alleged conspiracy, direct purchasers of Resistors – such as electronics manufacturers or electronic component distributors – may have paid artificially-inflated prices. 

If you purchased Resistors directly from a Defendant or their domestic subsidiary, and have concerns about the cost of Resistors, we welcome the opportunity to provide you information on your legal rights under the federal antitrust laws.  We will review your claim for free and with no obligation on your part.

Please contact us by emailing Resistors@cohenmilstein.com or call us toll-free at 1-888-347-4600 and ask to speak to an attorney working on the Resistors matter.