With Trial Looming, Dow Attacks Urethane Antitrust Class

Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 7:16 PM EST) -- A day before trial, Dow Chemical Corp. asked a Kansas federal judge Tuesday to decertify a class of foam product manufacturers accusing the chemical giant of conspiring with competitors to fix the price of urethane foam.

The bid to dissolve the class came after years of litigation and on the eve of trial, which is scheduled to start on Wednesday and last five to six weeks. Dow is the only company still fighting the conspiracy claims, after Bayer Corp., BASF Corp. and Huntsman International LLC inked...
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