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Federal Court Allows Plaintiffs to Proceed to Trial in Massive Urethane Antitrust Litigation

1/4/2013

On December 18, 2012, Judge John W. Lungstrum of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas denied Defendant The Dow Chemical Company’s motion for summary judgment, clearing the way for the Class Plaintiffs’ claim for $1.1 billion in actual damages to proceed to trial on January 23, 2013.  Cohen Milstein, along with co-lead counsel Fine Kaplan and Black, and trial team members Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel and Freedman Boyd Hollander, represents a class of direct purchasers who allege that Dow conspired with four other chemical manufacturers, who have since settled with Plaintiffs, to fix the prices of certain urethane chemical products from 1999 through 2003.  In its order denying Dow’s motion, the Court noted that Class Plaintiffs’ evidence “includes direct evidence of a conspiracy” and that “a reasonable jury could find the existence of a price-fixing agreement involving Dow.”  The Cohen Milstein team consists of Kit Pierson, Richard Koffman, Christopher Cormier, Sharon Robertson, and Laura Alexander.