Price-Fixing Claims Against Paper Manufacturer May Continue, 2nd Circuit Holds

Price-Fixing Claims Against Paper Manufacturer May Continue, 2nd Circuit Holds

NEW YORK - A federal trial court erred in granting summary judgment to manufacturer Stora Enso North American (SENA) but properly granted summary judgment to manufacturer Stora Enso Oyj (SEO) on direct purchasers' claims that the defendants engaged in a horizontal price-fixing scheme by agreeing with a nonparty manufacturer to fix prices of publication paper at supracompetitive prices, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 6 (In re:  Publication Paper Antitrust Litigation, No. 11-101-cv, 2nd Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 16330).

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