Kloth v. Microsoft Corp., 444 F.3d 312 (4th Cir. 2006) and Untitrust Treble DamagesThe United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“Fourth Circuit”) affirmed the judgment of the District Court of Maryland (“District Court”), where the District Court had dismissed the claims of indirect purchasers who sought recovery for illegal pass-through overcharges as barred under the Illinois Brick rule. This appeal was a class action anti-trust litigation that involved more than 24 indirect purchasers of Microsoft’s operating system and applications software.
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