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Company: Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.
Current Parent CompanyWest Fraser Timber
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Penalty: $1,300,000
Year: 2008
Date: December 9, 2008
Offense Group: competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: Ainsworth agreed to pay over $1 million to indirect purchaser plaintiffs to settle litigation alleging it was part of a scheme by manufacturers to reduce the supply of oriented strand board.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 2:06cv826
Case Name: Sawbell Lumber Co. v. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation et al
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: Canada
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: building materials
Specific Industry of Current Parent: wood products
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