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Mother Jones: Was Huntsman Involved in His Family Firm's Price-Fixing Case?

“In the early going, Jon Huntsman’s soon-to-be-official presidential campaign has been characterized chiefly by a couple notable no-shows: his decisions not to compete in the uber-conservative Iowa caucus or take part in Monday’s GOP presidential debate in New Hampshire.

But despite his best efforts to sidestep scrutiny, the opposition research squad at American Bridge 21st Century—a new Democratic political action group, which was profiled by Andy Kroll last month—has uncovered this gem: Huntsman International—a multinational plastics company founded by Huntsman’s father—recently agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging that it broke antitrust laws by fixing the price of urethane chemicals from 1999 to 2004. The suit was filed in by several of Huntsman’s competitors, reports the Associated Press.”

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