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Norbord named in antitrust allegations


March 7, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Norbord, along with six other North American oriented strand board (OSB) producers, has been named in an antitrust …

Norbord, along with six other North American oriented strand board (OSB) producers, has been named in an antitrust lawsuit.

Allegations of price fixing in order to reduce the supply of OSB from June 1, 2002 to the present have been manifested in five separate lawsuits filed in the U.S.

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Sawbell Lumber Co., Norwood Shash & Door Manufacturing Co., Columbare Inc., West Lumber Co., and Frontier Lumber Co., along with Norbord, are named plaintiffs in the lawsuits.

Norbord has confirmed it believes the lawsuits to be ‘entirely without merit’ and ‘intends to defend them vigorously.’

Ainsworth Lumber also recently announced its implication in a similar antitrust lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The company also contends the allegations are unfounded.


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