Leggett & Platt To Turn Over Docs In Price-Fixing MDL

Law360, Los Angeles (September 28, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT) -- A Kansas federal judge on Tuesday ordered Leggett & Platt Inc. to hand over telephone records and expense reports that its opponents in a multidistrict litigation say may implicate Leggett in a wide-ranging scheme to fix prices on flexible polyurethane foam.

Magistrate Judge James P. O’Hara ruled that Leggett must comply with a discovery request filed by defendants Huntsman International LLC, Dow Chemical Co. and BASF Corp., despite the foam manufacturer's objections that the documents weren't relevant to discovery requests.

The U.S. Department of Justice is...
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