JPML Centralizes Iron Pipe Price-Fixing Suits In Tenn.

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 2:52 PM EST) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Tuesday agreed to consolidate in Tennessee federal court a number of proposed class actions accusing AB&I Foundry and other sellers of cast iron soil pipe and fittings of conspiring to artificially inflate prices. 

As many as eight actions filed by plumbing wholesalers and other plaintiffs will be combined and heard by Judge Harry S. Mattice Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the panel said in a three-page order.

Each suit alleges that...
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