FTC settles with pipe fittings supplier, charges two others

Feb 28, 2012 | 02:16 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  pipe fittings, Sigma, Star Pipe, McWane, FTC, price fixing, steel pipe, iron pipe

NEW YORK — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said it has formally settled charges with one U.S. supplier of ductile iron pipe fittings that allegedly engaged in illegal anti-competitive practices to protect its market share.

At the same time, the government agency has charged two other suppliers with illegally conspiring to fix prices, it said Tuesday.....

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