6th Circ. Nixes Plastics Co.'s Antitrust Defense Bid

Law360, New York (November 9, 2009, 3:58 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of Ferro Corp.'s suit against a former affiliate of a rival plastics company it purchased, rejecting Ferro's bid for legal defense and indemnification for litigation over alleged price-fixing in the plastics additives industry.

In a three-judge panel opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Judge Algenon L. Marbley wrote that the antitrust suits against Ferro had not made claims against the Cookson Group PLC affiliate — Synthetic Products Corp., called Synpro — that would...
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