|Urethane Antitrust Litigation (Polyether Polyol Cases)|
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Last updated: December 20, 2011
What Is This Litigation About and What Is Its Status?
The plaintiffs – Seegott Holdings, Inc.; Industrial Polymers, Inc.; and Quabaug
Corporation – filed a class action lawsuit against major manufacturers of Polyether
Polyol Products (as defined below in “Who is Part of the Class?”), alleging that
the defendant manufacturers unlawfully agreed to fix, raise, maintain, or stabilize
the prices of, and allocate the customers and markets for, Polyether Polyol Products
sold in the United States and its territories during the period January 1, 1999
through December 31, 2004, in violation of the federal antitrust laws.
Who is Part of the Class?
The District Court’s July 29, 2008 order (available for download or viewing on the
left side of this page) certified this lawsuit as a class action for the following
Class: All persons and entities who purchased Polyether Polyol Products (defined
below) directly from a defendant at any time from January 1, 1999 through December
31, 2004 in the United States and its territories (excluding all governmental entities,
any defendants, their employees, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, and
affiliates). Polyether Polyol Products are: propylene oxide-based polyether polyols;
monomeric or polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanates (MMDI or PMDI – collectively,
MDI); toluene diisocyanates ("TDI"); MDI-TDI blends; or propylene oxide-based polyether
polyol systems (except those that also contain polyester polyols).
How Do I Get Further Information?
Much important information is available on the settlement website (www.polyetherpolyolsettlement.com) and in the documents available on the left side of this website. You can also obtain information by contacting the Settlement Administrator through the address below or by clicking on “Contact Information” on the left.
Urethane Antitrust Litigation
Please do not direct inquiries to the Defendants, the Court, or the Clerk’s office.