Canadian Plastics

DuPont auto parts price fixing lawsuit to proceed

A class action lawsuit by Aurora, Ont.-based Axiom Plastics Inc. for alleged price fixing by E.I. DuPont Canada Co....

December 10, 2007   Canadian Plastics

A class action lawsuit by Aurora, Ont.-based Axiom Plastics Inc. for alleged price fixing by E.I. DuPont Canada Co. will proceed. An Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued an order to certify the lawsuit last week.

Axiom is suing DuPont Canada for alleged breaches of the Competition Act for the company’s pricing on engineering resins.

DuPont Canada has maintained its innocence, and expressed disappointment over the certification.

“It’s important to note that no decision was made on the merits of any of the allegations contained the law itself,” said DuPont Canada in a statement. “It continues to be our position that the claims are baseless, and that they do not reflect the manner in which DuPont and our employees conduct business.”

DuPont Canada also noted that they would appeal the decision.

The DuPont lawsuit is not Axiom’s first time in the courts. The plastics auto parts manufacturer filed a $30 million lawsuit against Magna International subsidiary Intier Automotive Inc. for breach of contract.


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