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US: SCOTUS won’t hear foam manufacturers’s appeal

 |  March 2, 2015

The US Supreme Court on Monday allowed to move forward antitrust class action claims against various manufacturers of polyurethane foam that face accusations of price-fixing.

Two classes of direct and indirect purchasers of polyurethane foam had urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny review of their case alleging a conspiracy to fix prices, saying the manufacturers and sellers of the foam are highlighting a nonexistent circuit split on class certification standards.

Without comment, the court said it would not hear a case filed by manufacturers that objected to a September 2014 ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals favoring plaintiffs suing the companies.

The appeals court refused to review a district judge’s decision to certify the class of plaintiffs, which allowed the claims to proceed.


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