Polyurethane Foam Makers Can’t Shake Price-Fixing MDL

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Tuesday nixed a bid by over a dozen polyurethane foam makers to toss a multidistrict litigation accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, saying the allegations in the complaints are sufficient.

U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary denied motions to dismiss by the defendants — which include Vitafoam Inc., Carpenter Co., Future Foam Inc. and Mohawk Industries Inc. — arguing that the complaints improperly require the court to assume that the plaintiffs' allegations correspond exactly with as-yet-incomplete investigations by authorities in the...
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