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Price Fixing Alleged In Foam Products

NEWARK (CN) - BASF, Dow Chemical, Huntsman International and Lyondell Chemical Co. conspired to fix prices and allocate markets for polyether polyol products, dozens of companies says in a federal antitrust claim. The class of polymers is used in foam products such as mattresses and car seats.

Plaintiffs in this case requested exclusion from a settlement in a November 2004 antitrust class action that also involved Bayer Corp.

Plaintiffs' lead counsel is Dickstein Shapiro of New York, N.Y.

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