Auto Parts Maker SKF Escapes Fla. AG's Price-Fixing Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 25, 2015, 8:21 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Michigan on Tuesday dropped Swedish manufacturer AB SKF from an antitrust suit launched by Florida's attorney general that was added to multidistrict litigation, saying the court wields no jurisdiction over the company because of its scant ties to the United States.

In a related decision also handed down on Tuesday, Eastern District of Michigan Judge Marianne O. Battani ruled Schaeffler USA Group Inc., affiliated with the German Schaeffler AG, must defend itself against the allegations of price collusion.

Judge Battani granted AB SKF's motion to be dismissed from the suit, reasoning the Florida Office of the Attorney...

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