Judge Boots Antitrust Suit Over W.Va. Building Contract

Law360, New York (July 23, 2012, 9:07 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Monday dismissed Mountain State Mechanical Insulation Inc.'s suit alleging bid-rigging on a subcontract for construction of a federal building, saying Mountain State failed to show that the defendant contractors controlled the local construction market.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley said Mountain State's allegations that Bell Constructors LLC, Turner Construction Co. and Southern Tier Insulation Distributors Inc. conspired to do business with only one another and cut out all other eligible businesses in Harrision County, W.Va., to the detriment of...
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