Large mills, distributors named in lawsuit

Apr 23, 2012 | 04:20 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  MM Steel, Reliance Steel & Aluminum, American Alloy Steel, JSW Steel, Nucor, SSAB Enterprises, SSAB Americas, Catherine Ngai Chris Prentice

NEW YORK — MM Steel LP has filed a lawsuit against a number of large steel mills and service centers alleging a group boycott that drove it out of the distribution business.

In the 28-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Texas, the Fulshear, Texas-based distributor claims that the defendants—Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., American Alloy Steel Inc. and president Arthur J. Moore, JSW Steel USA Inc., Chapel Steel Corp., Nucor Corp. and SSAB Enterprises LLC d/b/a SSAB Americas—violated federal and state antitrust laws by conspiring to boycott MM Steel.....

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