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Honeywell International Inc.
Automotive Products Price Fixing (Quick Lube Litigation)
Date: 03/31/2008 (Date of Filing)
Misconduct Type: Antitrust
Enforcement Agency: Non-Governmental
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: More than 40 lawsuits have been filed around the country accusing Honeywell International (which manufactures FRAM brand automotive filters) and several other automotive-product manufacturers of conspiring to fix the price of oil, air, transmission and fuel filters, rig bids and allocate customers for filters since 1999. The plaintiffs, who include distributors, gas stations and car dealers, filed suits in New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois and Tennessee.
- 1. Complaint