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Urethane Antitrust Litigation
04-md-1616

Case Summary

This multidistrict litigation (MDL) case includes class actions in which the plaintiffs claim the defendants engaged in unlawful price-fixing conspiracies with respect to urethane chemical products, in violation of the federal antitrust law. The Court has consolidated two sets of cases relating to different types of urethane products: the Polyester Polyol cases, which have been settled; and the Polyether Polyol cases, which have been settled against most defendants, but which continue against one defendant. There are also three ongoing direct action cases brought by a number of plaintiffs who have opted out of the class actions.

Contact Information

Plaintiffs' Counsel
George A. Hanson

Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP - KC
460 Nichols Road, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64112

816-714-7100 ext. 115
Jodi Trulove

DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP
1825 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

202-420-2200
Norman E. Siegel

Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP - KC
460 Nichols Road, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64112

816-714-7112
Robert N. Walter

Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, Chtd - Wichita
Old Town Square
300 North Mead- Suite 200
Wichita, KS 67202

316-262-2671
Robert W. Coykendall

Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, Chtd. -- Wichita
300 N. Mead St., Suite #200
Wichita, KS 67202-2745

316-262-2671
Susan G. Kupfer

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP - San Francisco
One Embarcadero Center, Suite #760
San Francisco, CA 94111

415-972-8160
Defendant's Counsel
Brian R. Markley

Stinson Morrison Hecker, LLP
1201 Walnut St., Suite 2900
Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

816-842-8600
David F. Oliver

Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt, LLP - KCMO
2600 Grand Boulevard, Ste. 1200
Kansas City, MO 64108

816-561-7007
Floyd R. Finch, Jr.

Finch & Campbell, LLP
1220 Washington St., Suite 202
Kansas City, MO 64105

816-285-7803
Joseph G. Matye

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP - KC/Grand
2555 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108-2613

816-474-6550
Phillip G. Greenfield

Rouse Hendricks German May
1201 Walnut St., 20th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64106

816-471-7700
Contact Information
Courtroom Deputy for Senior Judge Lungstrum
Sharon Scheurer
913-735-2325
(Chambers) 913-735-2320



Law Clerks for Chief Magistrate Judge O'Hara
Amy Henson
913-735-2280

Megan Miller
913-735-2280