NEW YORK A Texas judge
has moved a lawsuit against Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. to another
district, according to court documents.
In a decision filed Dec. 4 in
U.S. District Court in southern Texas, the judge partially
granted a motion from Nucor-Yamato requesting that the court
consider dismissing and transferring the case.
Houston-based steel piling and
pipe distributor JD Fields & Co. Inc. filed the original
complaint against Blytheville, Ark.-based Nucor-Yamato for
estimated damages of at least $40 million. JD Fields alleged
that Nucor-Yamato had offered preferential pricing to its
Parsippany, N.J.-based competitor Skyline Steel LLC (
amm.com, June 28).
Judge Sim Lake agreed that the
case should be moved to U.S. District Court in eastern
Arkansas, court documents show, and said that the motion to
dismiss was now moot since the case would be considered in that