$1.2B Verdict Limits Dow's Defense, Urethane Buyers Say

Law360, New York (July 24, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT) -- A $1.2 billion class action verdict against Dow Chemical Co. from earlier this year precludes the company from arguing at a future trial that it did not violate U.S. antitrust laws for allegedly participating in a price-fixing conspiracy, a group of urethane purchasers told a Kansas federal judge on Tuesday.

Several companies that opted out of a class action, and are pressing their own claims against Dow over the alleged urethane pricing conspiracy, are now arguing that the jury's verdict in the earlier case has future...
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