Asphalt Cos. Hit With Antitrust Suit By W.Va. DOT

By Kelly Knaub (October 14, 2016, 5:02 PM EDT) -- A handful of asphalt companies were slammed with an antitrust suit by West Virginia's Department of Transportation and Division of Highways Friday accusing them of conspiring to create a monopoly that has inflated asphalt prices by 40 percent, a day after they were hit with similar complaints by four West Virginia cities.

The DOT suit, filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court by Bailey & Glasser LLP attorneys Ben Bailey and Mike Hissam, alleges West Virginia Paving, its affiliates Southern West Virginia Paving and Southern West Virginia Asphalt, as well as Kelly Paving and others have worked together to do away with competition...

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