AKRON (Aug. 5)—Goodyear has filed an antitrust lawsuit against makers and distributors of rubber chemicals, alleging they engaged in price-fixing and anti-competitive practices.
The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Akron, doesn't specify a damage amount.
Named in the suit are Bayer A.G., Bayer Corp., Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH and Rhein Chemie Corp. (both now operating under Lanxess GmbH, a Bayer spinoff) and Crompton Corp. and Crompton's Uniroyal Chemical Co. Inc. unit.
This is the second suit the tire maker has filed following price-fixing investigations by authorities in the U.S., Canada and Europe. It also sued suppliers of EPDM and polychloroprene rubber.