Georgia-Pacific, Others Face Antitrust Suit Over Drywall Prices

Law360, New York (December 14, 2012, 1:26 PM EST) -- Drywall installer Sierra Drywall Systems Inc. hit Georgia-Pacific LLC, American Gypsum Company LLC, and seven other defendants with a putative class action in Chicago on Thursday, accusing them of conspiring to jack up drywall prices.

Arizona-based Sierra Drywall said the nine defendants colluded to fix and raise prices for gypsum board — also called drywall or sheetrock — starting with large, coordinated price hikes that took effect in January, allegedly resulting in the plaintiff and other direct purchasers paying inflated prices. 

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