Union Pacific, BNSF Dodge Oxbow's Price-Fixing Suit

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 3:33 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge on Tuesday threw out an antitrust suit brought by Oxbow Carbon & Minerals LLC and others that accuses Union Pacific Railroad Co. and BNSF Railway Co. of price-fixing, finding the plaintiffs haven’t alleged adequate facts to support their case.

Although Oxbow and five related companies had accused Union Pacific and Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s BNSF of fixing shipping prices through an arbitrary fuel surcharge in violation of section one of the Sherman Act, U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled their complaint doesn’t...
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