Class Action Alleges Global Acrylic Glass Cartel

Law360, New York (June 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the wake of last month’s massive crackdown on an acrylic glass cartel by European regulators, a group of chemical companies is facing similar charges on this side of the Atlantic in a new class action alleging the companies conspired to fix the prices of acrylic glass and plastics.

The lawsuit, filed late last week in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, charges the companies with illegally conspiring to fix prices at anti-competitive levels for polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and methyl methacrylate (MMA)...
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