Judge Won't Toss Taiwanese Car Parts Price-Fixing Suit

Law360, New York (September 6, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin federal judge refused Wednesday to dismiss a consolidated proposed class action alleging price fixing by Taiwanese aftermarket sheet metal auto parts makers, saying the plaintiffs had properly pled their claims.

The Taiwanese manufacturers and their American subsidiaries are accused by individuals and businesses that purchased the parts of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act and several state laws by entering into price-fixing and other anti-competitive agreements. The defendants had argued that the plaintiffs’ Sherman Act claim that direct purchasers pass price increases on to end...
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