DuPont Says Indirect Buyers' Cartel Suit Doesn't Stick

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 4:13 PM EST) -- DuPont Co. and other chemical manufacturers urged a California federal judge on Wednesday to dismiss a proposed class action alleging they conspired to fix the prices of an ingredient in paint and other coatings, saying indirect purchasers lacked standing to bring their antitrust claims.

DuPont, Kronos Worldwide Inc. and two other makers of titanium dioxide — a white pigment used in cosmetics, toothpaste, sunscreen, paint and other products — said the paint retailers and consumers offered an implausible conspiracy theory and failed to demonstrate that the...
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