Containerboard Products Direct Purchaser Antitrust Settlement

Overview

Plaintiffs claim that the Defendant companies unlawfully conspired to fix, raise or maintain the prices of Containerboard Products purchased in the United States. The lawsuit claims that any person or entity that purchased Containerboard Products directly from any Defendant company during the Class Period paid a higher price than they otherwise would have paid in a competitive market.

Filing Deadline

Not Yet Established

Class

Individuals and entities who, between February 15, 2004 and November 8, 2010 (the "Class Period"), purchased Containerboard Products for use or delivery in the United States directly from the Defendants, including their predecessors and subsidiaries during the Class Period. Containerboard products include linerboard, corrugated medium and corrugated products such as sheets, boxes and corrugated containers.

Defendants

  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • International Paper
  • Cascades Canada Inc.
  • Norampac Holdings US Inc.
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Georgia Pacific LLC
  • Temple Inland Inc.
  • RockTenn CP, LLC, formerly known as Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation

 

Partial Settlements: $22.4 million

Packaging Corporation of America $17.6 million
Norampac $4.8 million

 

This summary is for informational purposes only and is based on SRG’s review of publicly available case documents.¬†Official information on the case can be found on the Court’s website, www.containerboardproductscase.com and case docket. This summary is not and should not be construed as legal, tax or other professional advice.

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