Some Auto Parts Claims Sent To Arbitration In Price-Fix MDL

Law360, New York (April 19, 2017, 5:52 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge has tossed a number of antitrust claims against Denso Corp. and a spark-plug maker, saying Tuesday that sales agreements underlying the allegations require disputes to be dealt with in arbitration despite auto parts buyers’ attempts to “gerrymander” their complaints to avoid it.

U.S. District Judge Marianne O. Battani dismissed some claims against Denso and NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd. related to spark plugs and oxygen sensors the plaintiffs bought from Denso and Robert Bosch GmbH that were distributed by either NGK or...
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