3M Wins Transfer Of Road Sign Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (February 4, 2011, 3:21 PM EST) -- A federal judge has granted 3M Co.'s request to transfer an antitrust suit over reflective highway signage, saying the case should be heard by the same court addressing 3M's patent infringement suit over the same reflective surfacing.

Judge Mariana Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California said Wednesday that the antitrust claims of plaintiff Avery Dennison Corp., which accused 3M of using its patents to create an illegal monopoly, substantially overlap with Avery's affirmative defenses in a related infringement action in...
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