Concrete Cos. Can't Shake Price-Fixing Claims

Law360, New York (February 24, 2011, 4:11 PM EST) -- A federal judge refused Thursday to dismiss the latest class action complaint from indirect purchasers alleging that Cemex Inc. and three other cement companies schemed to fix the price of ready-mix concrete throughout Florida.

Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida rejected the cement companies’ bid to dismiss the indirect purchaser plaintiffs’ fifth amended consolidated complaint on the ground that the new plaintiffs lacked standing to bring suit.

The defendants, Cemex, Florida Rock Industries Inc., Tarmac America LLC...
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