28 Mar 2008 Cases

New Motor Vehicles Canadian Export Antitrust Litigation

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In an antitrust class action lawsuit against all major automobile manufacturers, Joseph Kalt, supported by a Compass Lexecon team in our Cambridge office, testified that gray market vehicle imports could not plausibly affect the majority of dealer invoice prices or Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices (“MSRPs”) in the United States and concluded that plaintiffs had not demonstrated that the proposed class members suffered common impact. The First Circuit Court of Appeals cited issues raised by Professor Kalt in reversing certification of the proposed classes. Multiple law firms were engaged in this matter. Compass Lexecon worked with lead counsel Richard C. Godfrey, David J. Zott, and Daniel E. Laytin of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and was also retained by counsel for all the major automobile manufacturers.

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