Representative Matter

Direct purchaser and indirect purchaser class action antitrust litigation

Defense of one of the largest, multinational polyurethane foam manufacturers in direct purchaser and indirect purchaser class action antitrust litigation stemming from allegations of price-fixing and market allocation in MDL 2196, In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation. In addition to representing our client, our firm served as Liaison Counsel for Defendants. While ultimately resolved through settlement, class definitions and putative damages were significantly narrowed as a result of vigorous discovery and motion practice. Our firm’s representation was multinational, involving class actions in several Canadian provinces and criminal investigations in the U.S., Canada and the EC. We also defended the client in over twelve direct “opt-out” or “follow on” actions in the United States and the United Kingdom.