Hickory Springs Named In Polyurethane Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (August 17, 2010, 3:24 PM EDT) -- A carpet seller has lodged a putative class action against Hickory Springs Manufacturing Co. and other polyurethane distributors, saying they fixed prices and agreed not to share customers in violation of the Sherman and Clayton acts.

Jamestown, N.Y.-based Piazza's Carpet & Tile Shop Inc. lodged a complaint Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, citing excerpts of allegedly anti-competitive meetings and conversations between representatives from Hickory, Valle Foam Industries Inc., Domfoam International Inc., Vitafoam Inc. and others.

The suit represents...
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