Cement Buyers Denied Class Cert. In Price-Fixing Suits

Law360, New York (January 3, 2012, 4:54 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday declined to certify two separate classes of cement purchasers who allege they were bilked out of millions of dollars in a price-fixing scheme between Cemex Inc. and three other cement companies.

U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga denied the move for certification by a proposed class of indirect purchasers, finding that the named plaintiffs failed to satisfy the typicality and adequacy requirements for certification.

In another related ruling Tuesday, Judge Altonaga also denied a motion for class certification in a suit...
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