Judge Slams Doormakers' Effort To Seal Price Fixing Docs

Law360 (December 11, 2020, 9:30 PM EST) -- A Virginia federal judge scathingly told a pair of doormakers that they shouldn't be allowed to keep evidence against them in an antitrust case under lock and key because that would obscure information necessary to determine if allegations of price-fixing against them are true.

Jeld-Wen Inc. and Masonite Corp. have tentatively settled with two groups of buyers in the sprawling case but now want to seal historic pricing data, concerned that "people will learn how the defendants treated their customers and how much profit they made," U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. said.

"In other words, the defendants want to...

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