Class Trimmed In Paint Pigment Antitrust MDL

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge on Monday shaved over 300 paint makers from a multidistrict litigation accusing chemical firms Kronos Worldwide Inc. and Cristal USA Inc. of fixing the price of titanium dioxide, saying that certain contract provisions barred the plaintiffs from pursuing their claims as a part of the certified class.

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett amended the class definition by granting the chemical companies’ motion to enforce arbitration clauses, class action and jury trial waivers, and forum selection clauses against approximately 320 class members,...
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