Pipe Fittings Co. Exec Snaps At FTC During Price-Fixing Trial

Law360, Washington (September 18, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT) -- Star Pipe Products Ltd.'s president snapped at Federal Trade Commission attorneys during a price-fixing trial on Tuesday, saying he never understood why his company initially faced collusion allegations with its two main competitors when it made significant efforts not to share inappropriate information.

Although Star engaged in a research pact with its competitors McWane Inc. and Sigma Corp. to determine their share of the ductile iron pipe fittings market and often adjusted product prices based on each other's modifications, Dan McCutcheon claimed that Star never shared...
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