International Paper, Others Can't Dodge Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (April 11, 2011, 6:05 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge refused Friday to throw out a putative class action accusing International Paper Co. and a host of other containerboard manufacturers of colluding to drive up prices in the industry since 2005.

Judge Milton Shadur of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied seven motions to dismiss by the defendants, including Packaging Corp. of America, Norampac Industries Inc., Cascades Canada Inc., Weyerhaeuser Co., Georgia Pacific LLC, Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. and Temple-Inland Inc.

The judge said that plaintiffs, including floor...
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