Pool Product Co. Unfairly Monopolized Market: Suit

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 6:23 PM EST) -- Pool products distributor Pool Corp. on Wednesday was hit with a putative class action in Louisiana federal court claiming it unfairly monopolized the pool products distribution market, two days after the company settled federal allegations that it had engaged in anti-competitive tactics.

The suit, lodged by North Carolina-based pool product buyer Aqua Clear Pools & Decks, claims Louisiana-based Pool, also known as PoolCorp, maintained its monopoly power in the $3 billion pool products distribution market by intimidating pool product manufacturers, threatening to refuse to deal with...
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