AAI Weighs In On Chemicals Price-Fixing Case

Law360 (October 9, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The American Antitrust Institute asked the Minnesota Supreme Court Friday if it could file an amicus curiae brief in a case it says could have a huge impact on competition law.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals decided the case, which concerns alleged price-fixing in sales of chemicals used to make tires, in August. Attorneys for Diane Lorix, a tire consumer, have asked for the appeals court decision to be reviewed.

“Unless reversed, this decision would place Minnesota alone among indirect-purchaser states by re-injecting federal direct-purchaser standing...
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