Legal Acts Can’t Be Evidence In Arminak Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (June 13, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on June 7 refused to let Arminak & Associates Inc. argue in its long-running antitrust suit against Mead Westvaco Calmar Inc. that lawful actions taken by Calmar were part of a plot to monopolize the trigger sprayers market.

Allowing the household products packaging company to submit that type of evidence against Calmar would chill competition and "undermine the very purpose of the antitrust laws," U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney said in the order.

"The antitrust laws exist to promote competition, including...
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