Court Questions Motorola Mobility in Pricing Case

Motorola Mobility LLC lawyer Thomas Goldstein, in a Chicago courtroom seeking to pursue a U.S. price-fixing lawsuit against overseas suppliers, instead found himself defending the phone maker’s tax structure. U.S. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner asked whether the company, in its lawsuit accusing Samsung Electronics Co., Sharp Corp. and others of fixing prices on mobile phone displays sold to its foreign units, was seeking the benefits of U.S. antitrust protection while shifting its tax burden to other countries with lower taxes.