Whirlpool, Others Reach $41M Compressor Cartel Settlement

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT) -- Two Whirlpool Corp. units as well as Tecumseh Products Co. and Danfoss Flensburg GmbH have agreed to pay almost $41 million to resolve price-fixing claims brought in multidistrict litigation by direct purchasers of refrigerant compressors, according to a filing Wednesday in Michigan federal court.

Direct purchasers asked the court to preliminarily approve a class settlement that would resolve allegations in the price-fixing MDL against Whirlpool’s Embraco North America Inc. and Whirlpool SA, referred to collectively as Embraco; Tecumseh and various affiliates; and Danfoss Flensburg.

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