California Antitrust laws, in contrast to the federal antitrust laws, permit recovery by a broad range of consumer plaintiffs. This Comment examines several important differences between the federal and the California antitrust remedies and contrasts the indirect purchaser damages recoveries afforded by each. The Comment then discusses removal and preemption problems arising from the increased use of the California courts for indirect purchaser class actions. The Comment concludes that the two antitrust schemes can be reconciled by the state courts.
Jonathan P. Hayden,
The California State Courts and Consumer Class Actions for Antitrust Violations,
33 Hastings L.J. 689
Available at: https://repository.uchastings.edu/hastings_law_journal/vol33/iss3/6