Estee Lauder Calls Airport Retailer's Antitrust Suit 'Frivolous'

Law360, New York (June 19, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT) -- Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. on Friday struck back against a Florida retailer that has accused the cosmetics giant of attempting to strong-arm it out of the beauty products market, calling the antitrust allegations frivolous and speculative.

Duty Free Americas Inc.’s complaint, which accuses the retailer of refusing to supply DFA stores with its popular brands and of launching a smear campaign in an attempt to maliciously discredit it, is little more than a litany of innocuous facts that fails to state a plausible claim, Estee Lauder...
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