FTC Dismisses Price-Fixing Allegations Against McWane

Law360, New York (February 6, 2014, 11:53 AM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission recently dismissed a majority of the claims against McWane Inc. for alleged price-fixing on certain iron pipe fittings, but kept in place a ruling that McWane restrained competition in a narrower market through a rebate program.

The Jan. 30 decision from the commissioners tossed away six of the seven counts against McWane, backing a ruling from Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell that a preponderance of evidence did not prove that McWane colluded with two of its competitors — Star Pipe Products...
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