Paper Co. Should Face Price-Fixing Claims, 2nd Circ. Rules

Law360, New York (August 6, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Monday ruled a jury reasonably could have found that a North American unit of Finland-based Stora Enso OYJ entered a price-fixing agreement over coated paper, breathing new life into antitrust claims brought against the unit by a class of direct purchasers.

The appeals panel said U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill should not have granted summary judgment in favor of Stora Enso North America Corp., holding that the direct purchasers had presented enough evidence of price-fixing to support a jury trial in...
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