Pallet Cos. Sue Rival For Anti-Competitive Behavior

Law360, New York (February 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Pallet companies have filed a proposed class action alleging industry leader Chep USA is violating antitrust laws by its conduct in the wooden pallet industry.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Best Pallets Inc., Itnolap Pallet & Crating Inc. and other pallet recyclers said Chep and its parent company, Brambles Industries, has threatened taking legal action to transfer parts of its business operational costs onto them.

At the center of the dispute is the allegation that...
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