A price-fixing case filed in state court that asserts no federal claims cannot be removed to federal court since antitrust is not an area of complete federal preemption, a federal judge has ruled.

In his nine-page opinion in XF Enterprises Inc. v. BASF Corp. et al., U.S. District Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter found that the Pennsylvania state courts are the proper forum for the case — even though Pennsylvania has no antitrust statute.