Foam Makers Fight MDL Judge’s Twombly, Iqbal Analysis

Law360, New York (July 29, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT) -- Polyurethane foam manufacturers facing multidistrict antitrust litigation in Ohio federal court said Thursday that the Sixth Circuit should examine the lower court’s decision to allow allegations from a government probe to satisfy civil antitrust pleading standards under Twombly and Iqbal.

In one such motion filed Thursday by defendants Carpenter Co., Flexible Foam Products Inc. and Future Foam Inc., among others, the foam makers urged U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary to either rethink his decision, or allow them to pursue an appeal, arguing that the court has...
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