TUPELO – A multi-jurisdictional federal panel Tuesday transferred a Lee County-based furniture lawsuit to northern Ohio.
In March, five north Mississippi furniture manufacturers claimed they’d suffered financial losses from an alleged price-fixing conspiracy relating to foam makers.
Their federal lawsuit will join more than two dozen other similar actions, which the courts have consolidated in Ohio.
Filing the lawsuit were H.M. Richard Inc., Foamco Sales Inc., Prime Designs Inc., Legends Inc. and Houston Foam Fabricators Inc.
They say total claims may reach into the $100 million category for alleged price-fixing across 11 years.
The five sued Hickory Springs Manufacturing Co., Valle Foam Industries Inc., Domfoam International Inc., The Carpenter Co., The Woodbridge Group, Flexible Foam Products Inc., Scottdel Inc., Foamex Innovations Inc., Future Foam Inc., Vitafoam Products Canada Ltd., Vitafoam Inc. and John Doe Defendants 1-10.
The conditional move does not become effective until it’s filed in Ohio.
NEMS Daily Journal