Whirlpool Says GE Price-Fixing Claims Must Be Arbitrated

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT) -- Whirlpool Corp. and Embraco North America Inc. on Friday told a Michigan federal judge that refrigerant compressor price-fixing claims brought against them by General Electric Co. in ongoing multidistrict litigation need to be settled through arbitration, calling for the court to issue a stay on GE's claims.

The compressor manufacturers claimed that GE entered into arbitration agreements through the more than 275 purchase orders it filled out from 2001 through 2013 when buying compressors from Embraco, as well as through a master product sourcing contract, or PSC, struck in...
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