Wrong Standard Used In Acid Antitrust Suit, 7th Circ. Hears

Law360, Chicago (September 21, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT) -- An attorney for a class of customers who accused NorFalco LLC and other sulfuric acid producers and distributors of running a price-fixing scheme in the U.S. and Canada told the Seventh Circuit on Friday that a lower court applied the wrong antitrust analysis standard to the case.

Representing the customer plaintiffs, Robert J. LaRocca of Kohn Swift & Graf PC argued that his clients' allegation that the defendants struck an agreement, as horizontal competitors, to restrict product output is a classic per se antitrust violation, and...
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