Antitrust Suits Against Compressor Makers Pile Up

Law360, New York (March 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- At least 10 antitrust suits have been lodged against Whirlpool SA, Panasonic Corp. of North America, Tecumseh Products Co. and numerous other companies since late February over an alleged conspiracy to fix prices for compressors, including two new putative class action complaints filed Tuesday.

Quality Appliance Sales & Services and Lotter Enterprises Inc. (dba Patton Electric) filed separate complaints in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Tuesday, the latest in a series of lawsuits that have been lodged since defendants including...
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