Lexington, Kentucky - Tempur-Pedic International Inc. confirmed today that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has dismissed a class action lawsuit about alleged price fixing.
The case was dismissed, with prejudice, in its entirety, by the court, said the Lexington-based mattess maker, in a 13 Dec statement.
The antitrust class actionfiled against Tempur-Pedic by Benny and Wanda Jacobs et al was filed 5 Jan. It alleged violations of federal antitrust law arising from the pricing of Tempur-Pedic mattress products by Tempur-Pedic North America and certain distributors, according to an SEC filing of 1 Nov 2007 by the company.
"We are quite pleased that the court agreed completely with our view that the plaintiff's allegations were without merit, and dismissed this case in its entirety," said Anita Nesser, vice president and corporate counsel to Tempur-Pedic, in the company statement.
Tempur-Pedic is a manufacturer of mattresses and pillows, specialising in high-quality products made of viscoelastic polyurethane foam.