Wis. Cos. Accuse CMS Of Plot To Fix Gas Prices

Law360, New York (March 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Several Wisconsin-based businesses have launched a putative class action against CMS Energy Corp., claiming that the company and its subsidiaries engaged in a long-running conspiracy to restrain trade and fix natural gas prices for commercial consumers in violation of the state's Antitrust Act.

The plaintiffs — which include Arandell Corp., Sargento Foods Inc. and Carthage College, among others — filed the suit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of all industrial and commercial purchasers of natural gas in...
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