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Shipping Cos. Fight To Get Freight Antitrust MDL Nixed

Law360 (March 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of shipping companies facing multidistrict litigation alleging they conspired to eliminate competition in the market for freight services between the U.S., Hawaii and Guam has joined forces in a battle to get the case dismissed.

The companies — Matson Navigation Co. Inc., Alexander & Baldwin Inc., Horizon Lines LLC and two Horizon affiliates — filed a motion to toss the antitrust case Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, arguing that the plaintiffs — purchasers of transportation services —...
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