Judge Tosses Copper Tubing Cartel Class Action

Law360, New York (October 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a move that may signal courts are requiring that allegations of antitrust conspiracies be more specific, a federal judge has given the final toss to a class action against a slew of metal firms accused of engaging in anti-competitive practices in the copper pipe market in the United States.

Halcor S.A., one of 23 direct purchasers of plumbing tubes accused of participating in a U.S. copper cartel, had asked the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee to reconsider the denial of its...
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