JPML Unites Suits Over Auto Suppliers' Price-Fixing

Law360, New York (February 8, 2012, 10:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Tuesday combined two putative class actions against Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd., Yazaki Corp. and others over alleged price-fixing in the automotive wire harness systems market after finding both actions had common questions of fact.

The two suits, which were pending in the Eastern District of Michigan and the Northern District of California, will be combined into one action to be heard in Michigan, according to the panel’s order.

“It is undisputed that these actions share factual questions arising...
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