GE Claims Whirlpool, Others Fixed Fridge Compressor Prices

Law360, San Diego (February 19, 2013, 11:27 PM EST) -- General Electric Co. lodged a suit Friday in Kentucky federal court accusing Whirlpool Corp., Danfoss A/S and Household Compressors Holdings SpA of taking part in a long-standing cartel to fix the prices of refrigerant compressors sold in the U.S. and other countries.

The plaintiff, which is one of the largest refrigeration equipment companies in the United States and whose appliance business is based in Louisville, Ky., asserts in the complaint that the defendants and co-conspirators artificially set the price of refrigerant compressors and illegally restrained competition...
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