Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation
Block & Leviton is Co-Lead Counsel on behalf of a proposed class of individuals and entities who purchased drywall for end use, not for resale. Beginning in 2011, the defendants conspired to eliminate job quotes and to artificially increase and fix the price of drywall sold in the United States. As a result of this misconduct, class members overpaid on their purchases of drywall. Plaintiffs in this action have asserted claims under Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1, and Section 4 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 15 for injunctive relief, and under applicable state law for damages and other relief provided by law.
To date, Block & Leviton has reached settlements with defendants U.S. Gypsum and TIN, recovering more than $10 million on behalf of indirect purchaser plaintiffs. Additionally, on February 18, 2016, the Honorable Michael M. Baylson denied in part and granted in part the defendants' motions for summary judgment. Defendants American, National, Lafarge, and PABCO's motion were denied, while defendant CertainTeed's motion was granted. On March 21, 2016, the remaining defendants filed a motion to certify the February 18, 2016 order for interlocutory appeal. The parties are now in the process of litigating class certification.
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