Zipper Cos. Denied 3rd Circ. Input In Price-Fixing Case

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge refused to certify an interlocutory appeal Monday that would have allowed the Third Circuit to weigh in on whether a stricter standard should be applied in determining whether a group of fastener manufacturers participated in a price-fixing conspiracy.

The decision comes a year after the court refused to dismiss the putative class action against YKK Corp., Coats Holdings Ltd. and other zipper makers, ruling that the three-year statute of limitations on antitrust violations began counting down only after the alleged price-fixing scheme...
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