McWane Did Not Conspire To Fix Prices, FTC Judge Rules

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT) -- A Federal Trade Commission administrative judge found that McWane Inc. did not conspire to fix prices for certain iron pipe fittings but ruled that the company did restrain competition in a narrower market for domestically produced fittings, according to a ruling made public Wednesday.

FTC Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell said in an initial decision that the preponderance of evidence did not show that McWane conspired with two other competitors — Star Pipe Products Ltd. and Sigma Corp. — to fix prices on small and...
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