DSM Rubber Units Can't Drop Price-Fixing Claims

Law360, New York (January 5, 2010, 9:07 AM EST) -- Two subsidiaries of multinational manufacturing company Royal DSM NV have failed to shake class allegations that they fixed the price of ethylene propylene diene monomer synthetic rubber used in the auto and roofing industries.

Judge Stefan R. Underhill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut on Dec. 29 dealt the remaining DSM defendants a combination blow, not only refusing to dismiss the antitrust allegations but also rejecting their attempt to strike much of the evidence in the multidistrict litigation.

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