Pipe Fittings Cos. Can't Duck Price-Fixing Class Action

Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge Wednesday refused to dismiss consolidated class action litigation accusing McWane Inc. and several other manufacturers, importers and sellers of ductile iron pipe fittings of fixing the products' prices.

Ruling on motions to dismiss the cases by McWane, Star Pipe Products Ltd. and Sigma Corp., U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson pared the claims, tossing the unjust enrichment accusations and shooting down an injunction request made by indirect purchasers of the fittings. He kept several state-law antitrust and consumer protection claims intact....
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