Pipe Fitting Cos. Can't Duck Price-Fixing, Monopoly Claims

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 3:14 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday refused to release iron pipe fitting manufacturers and distributors from a proposed class action alleging they fixed prices and took other anti-competitive actions, ruling that a group of direct purchasers could continue pursuing the antitrust claims.

U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson denied two motions to dismiss — one filed by Star Pipe Products Ltd., and another filed jointly McWane Inc. and Sigma Corp. — in a suit alleging that the three companies conspired to fix prices in the...
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