Direct Purchasers Lose Cert. Bid In Plastics MDL

Law360, New York (August 31, 2010, 6:56 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday shot down a class certification bid by direct purchasers of organotin heat stabilizers and epoxidized soybean oil in multidistrict litigation over price-fixing among plastic additives makers, a move that comes after an appeals court overturned the judge's prior certification of the classes.

Judge Legrome D. Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said the plaintiffs had failed to demonstrate that they could show antitrust impact by evidence common to the class.

“Rather, the court finds that...
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