Auto Filter Price-Fixing Suits Survive Twombly Motion

Law360, New York (November 6, 2009, 2:40 PM EST) -- A judge has rejected a request by manufacturers including Honeywell International Inc., Wix Filtration Corp. and United Components Inc. to dismiss consolidated suits alleging price-fixing in the market for automotive filters under heightened pleading standards, saying the plaintiffs’ claims, which are based on eyewitness accounts, are more than sufficient to proceed in court.

Judge Robert W. Gettleman issued an order Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denying a motion to dismiss putative class action cases brought by direct and indirect...
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