Ineos' Bid To Nix Hexcel's Price-Fixing Suit Rejected

Law360, New York (February 25, 2010, 3:58 PM EST) -- A federal judge has shot down a bid by carbon fiber manufacturer Ineos Polymers Inc. to dismiss a price-fixing suit brought by rival Hexcel Corp.

Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Tuesday denied the company's motion to dismiss the suit, rejecting Ineos' claims that Hexcel lacked standing to bring the suit and its argument that its rivals' claims were time-barred.

Judge Pfaelzer's ruling explained that while the case would otherwise be a straightforward Sherman Act suit,...
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