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Antitrust Class Actions Pile Up Against Filter Makers

Law360 (April 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The number of proposed class actions alleging a price-fixing conspiracy among makers of automotive filters continues to increase as the parties seek to consolidate the litigation.

Nearly a month after S&E Quicklube Distributors Inc. filed the first suit in Connecticut federal court, two individuals filed in Tennessee against Illinois-based Champion Laboratories Inc. and a slew of other companies that make automotive filters.

The case, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, is the ninth such action alleging the defendants conspired...
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