OSB Antitrust Litigation
Goldenberg Schneider had litigation leadership responsibilities on behalf of direct purchasers of oriented strand board (OSB), a structural panel wood product that is used throughout the United States in residential construction for sheathing and flooring. The purchasers contended that the OSB manufacturers, which include many major wood product manufacturers in the United States, engaged in an antitrust cartel where the supply of OSB was unlawfully restricted, resulting in significantly inflated prices being charged to the purchasers. The case is significant as it includes a massive amount of OSB sold during the residential construction boom throughout the United States. The case was certified as a class action in federal district court and successfully resolved in a multimillion-dollar settlement.