Court Denies Class Bid In Honeywell Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (February 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Massachusetts court has denied a class status bid by consumers in an antitrust suit alleging Honeywell International Inc. abused its monopoly in the thermostat market, ruling the company had little control over prices to indirect purchasers.

In refusing to certify the proposed class, Massachusetts Superior Court Justice Judith Fabricant said the plaintiffs had not persuaded her that Honeywell's alleged misconduct had caused similar injuries to all members of the proposed class.

“To prove that all members of the proposed class have been injured, the plaintiffs...
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