Dow Can't Ax Urethane Buyers From Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (February 3, 2014, 7:13 PM EST) -- A Kansas federal judge refused Monday to dismiss antitrust claims several urethane purchasers brought against The Dow Chemical Co., rejecting Dow's request to ax the suits because some of the plaintiffs' employees pled the Fifth Amendment during depositions.

U.S. District Judge John W. Lungstrum found that the rules and precedents Dow cited to try to dismiss the claims brought by three companies of the opt-out direct action plaintiffs — Vitafoam Inc., Carpenter Co. and Woodbridge Corp. — in the price-fixing multidistrict litigation did not apply to the...
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