Class Action In Flat Glass Antitrust MDL Can Proceed

Law360, New York (February 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal court has refused to dismiss from multidistrict litigation a class action accusing the six largest U.S. flat glass manufacturers of price-fixing through a combination of energy surcharges and price increases.

In an order signed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Judge Donetta W. Ambrose denied the six defendants' motion to dismiss, ruling that the allegations of antitrust conspiracy in the plaintiffs' consolidated amended complaint “nudge over the line of sufficiency.”

The six plaintiffs are direct purchasers of glass...
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