Ductile Iron Pipe Fittings Antitrust Litigation (Indirect)
WKA was appointed co-lead counsel on behalf of indirect purchasers of ductile iron pipe fittings (“DIPF”). DIPF are commonly used to join pipes, valves and hydrants in pipeline systems that transport drinking and waste water in municipal distribution systems and treatment plants.
The complaint alleges that a cartel of DIPF manufacturers, McWane Inc., SIGMA Corporation, and Star Pipe Products, Ltd. conspired to fix prices of DIPF through direct communication, price lists, a so-called “research association” and an illegal distribution agreement. Both antitrust claims and violations of state law are alleged.
Pending in the District of New Jersey, this case is in the early stages of discovery.