Dutch Regulator Fines Insulated Glass Cartel €18M

Law360, New York (January 11, 2011, 1:58 PM EST) -- Dutch antitrust regulators have fined three insulated glass manufacturers, including a local Saint-Gobain SA unit, nearly €18 million ($23 million) for fixing construction material prices for more than a year.

The Netherlands Competition Authority issued fines against Koninklijke Saint-Gobain Glass Nederland NV, Scheuten Glas Nederland BV and Pilkington Benelux BV in December for running an insulated glass cartel from May 2004 through mid-September 2005, the watchdog said Thursday.

A fourth manufacturer, AGC Flat Glass Nederland BV, also participated in the cartel but escaped a fine because...
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