Estee Lauder Accused Of Trying To Kill Retailer's Business

Law360, New York (April 26, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT) -- Florida-based Duty Free Americas Inc. on Thursday accused the Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. of attempting to drive the popular airport retailer out of business in an effort to gain monopolistic control of the beauty products market.

In a complaint filed in Florida federal court, DTA claimed Estee Lauder — which owns popular beauty brands including Aveda, Clinique, Donna Karan, Smashbox and Tommy Hilfiger — refused to supply the airport retailer with its products after DFA rejected Estee Lauder’s plans to increase product prices.

Further, Estee Lauder...
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