Class Targets Eaton, Manufacturers In Antitrust Action

Law360, New York (October 6, 2010, 12:54 PM EDT) -- Transmission supplier Eaton Corp. is facing yet another round of antitrust litigation, this time from a putative class of indirect purchasers who say the company conspired with original equipment manufacturers to keep prices high on heavy-duty truck transmissions.

OEM defendants Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Navistar International Corp., Paccar Inc. and Volvo Trucks North America Inc. shut out Eaton competitors by agreeing to buy transmissions exclusively from Eaton in exchange for perks and rebates, according to a complaint lodged Monday in the U.S. District Court for...
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