Drywall Makers Fight Bid For New Price-Fixing MDL Plaintiffs

Law360, Philadelphia (July 6, 2016, 3:47 PM EDT) -- A group of drywall manufacturers urged a Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday to deny a motion that they argued would improperly allow seven new class representatives to be shoehorned into ongoing multidistrict price-fixing litigation.

The companies said that the motion last month to add a group of new indirect purchaser plaintiffs had come too late in the litigation and that there were no grounds to allow for the intervention.

"Intervenors provide no explanation for their delay. They cite no cases allowing intervention in analogous circumstances," the brief said. "Intervenors fail to establish that intervention is appropriate, either as of right or...

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