Nos. 08-2784, 08-2785, 08-2798, 08-2799, 08-2818, 08-2819, 08-2831, 08-2881.

613 F.3d 134 (2010)

Shawn SULLIVAN; Arrigotti Fine Jewelry; James Walnum, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, v. DB INVESTMENTS, INC; De Beers S.A.; De Beers Consolidated Mines, Ltd; De Beers A.G.; Diamond Trading Company; CSO Valuations A.G.; Central Selling Organization; De Beers Centenary A.G. David T. Murray, Appellant in 08-2784 (Pursuant to Fed. R.App. P. 12(a)). Susan M. Quinn, Appellant in 08-2785 (Pursuant to Fed. R.App. P. 12(a)). Marvin L. Union; Tim Henning; Neil Freedman; Kylie Luke; William Benjamin Coffey, Jr., Appellants in 08-2798 (Pursuant to Fed. R.App. P. 12(a)). Aaron Petrus, Appellant in 08-2799 (Pursuant to Fed. R.App. P. 12(a)). Janet Giddings, Appellant in 08-2818 (Pursuant to Fed.R.App.P. 12(a)). Frank Ascione; Rosaura Bagolie; Matthew Delong; Sandeep Gopalan; Manoj Kolel-Veetil; Matthew Metz; Anita Pal; Deb K. Pal; Jay Pal; Peter Perera; Rangesh K. Shah; Ed McKenna; Thomas Vaughan, Appellants in 08-2819 (Pursuant to Fed. R.App.P. 12(a)). Kristen Dishman; Margaret Marasco, Appellants in 08-2831 (Pursuant to Fed.R.App.P. 12(a)). James B. Hicks, Appellant in 08-2881 (Pursuant to Fed. R.App. P. 12(a)).

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Nos. 08-2784/2798/2799/2818/2819/2831/2881 Submitted Under Third Circuit L.A.R. 34.1(a) January 28, 2010.

Filed July 13, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John J. Pentz, III, Class Action Fairness Group, Maynard, MA, Counsel for Not Party-Appellant.

Howard J. Bashman [Argued in No. 08-2785], Willow Grove, PA, George M. Plews, Christopher J. Braun, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, Indianapolis, IN, Counsel for Objector-Appellant Susan M. Quinn.

Howard B. Becker, Steven A. Katz, Korein Tillery, St. Louis, MO, Craig C. Corbitt, Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel & Mason, Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr. [Argued in No. 08-2785], Berman, DeValerio, Pease, Tabacco, Burt & Pucillo, William Bernstein, Eric B. Fastiff, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, Joseph D. Cooper, Tracy R. Kirkham, Cooper & Kirkham, San Francisco, CA, Susan G. Kupfer, Glancy, Binkow & Goldberg, San Francisco, CA, John A. Maher, Summit, NJ, Counsel for Plaintiffs-Appellees Arrigotti Fine Jewelry Shawn Sullivan and James Walnum.

Jessica Biggio, Francis Ciani-Dausch, Tara S. Emory, Matthew P. Hendrickson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York, NY, Mark J. Sagat, Steven C. Sunshine, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Washington, DC, Counsel for Defendant-Appellee DeBeers SA.

Edward W. Harris, III, Taft, Stettinius & Holister, Indianapolis, IN, Robert A. Skirnick, Meredity, Cohen, Greenfogel & Skirnick, Jared Stamell, Stamell & Schager, New York, NY, Counsel for Not Party-Appellees Anco Ind. Diamond Corp., Amer Diamond Tool & Gauge Inc. and British Diamond Import Co.

Cecilia L. Gardner, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, New York, NY, Counsel for Not Party-Amicus Appellee Jewelers Vigilance Comm.

Scott W. Browne, Browne & Browne, Stuart C. Yoes, Beaumont, TX, Kenneth E. Nelson, Kansas, City, MO, Edward F. Siegel, Cleveland, OH, Counsel for Not Party-Appellants William Benjamin Coffey, Jr., Marvin L. Union, Tim Henning, Neil Freeman and Kylie Luke.

Christpher A. Bandas, Bandas law Firm, Corpus Christie, TX, Counsel for Not Party-Appellant Aaron Petrus.

Robert E. Margulies, Margulies Wind, Jersey City, NJ, Jeffrey L. Weinstein, Athens, TX, Counsel for Not Party-Appellant Janet Giddings.

Ricky E. Bagolie, Bagolie Friedman Injury Lawyers, Jersey City, NJ, Andrea Boggio, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI, Counsel for Not Party-Appellants Frank Ascione, Rosaura Bagolie, Matthew Delong, Sandeep Gopalan, Manoj Kolel-Veetil, Matthew Metz, Anita Pal, Deb K. Pal, Jay Pal, Ed McKenna, Peter Perera, Rangesh K. Shah, and Thomas Vaughan.

Kristen Dishman, Wareham, MA, Pro Se.

Margaret Marasco, Lynn, MA, Pro Se.

James B. Hicks, Hicks Parks, Los Angeles, CA, Pro Se.

Before RENDELL and JORDAN, Circuit Judges, and AMBROSE, District Judge.


JORDAN, Circuit Judge.

For more than one hundred years, De Beers S.A. and other entities within the De Beers family of companies (hereinafter collectively "De Beers") have fixed prices in the wholesale market for gem-quality diamonds through a web of pricing and output-purchase agreements with competitors. In the late 1990s, however, De Beers's market power began to wane as new suppliers entered the market and competitors refused to...


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