Polyester Staple Plaintiffs Win Class Certification

Law360, New York (July 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has given a boost to plaintiffs in a longstanding multidistrict antitrust litigation alleging a conspiracy to fix the price of polyester staple fiber, granting their motion for class certification on Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Richard L. Voorhees signed off on the plaintiffs' proposed order on July 19, ruling that certification of a direct purchaser class “provides an efficient and superior mechanism for the hundreds of putative class members to prosecute their claims,” according to court documents.

Certification will also promote consistency and protect the...
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