Help From Italy, Turkey Sought In Marine Hose MDL

Law360, New York (June 1, 2010, 2:23 PM EDT) -- The plaintiffs in a multidistrict litigation class action alleging a worldwide conspiracy to fix the prices of rubber marine hose are seeking help from Italian and Turkish authorities to obtain testimony from three former employees of defendants Pirelli Treg SpA and Parker ITR SRL.

Bayside Rubber & Products Inc. and Loop LLC filed motions Thursday and Friday asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to approve letters of judicial assistance to be sent to Italy and Turkey. The plaintiffs said the testimony...
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