Simon Seeks To Ax Antitrust Suit Over Shopping-Center Share

Law360, New York (August 27, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT) -- Mall operator Simon Property Group Inc. on Friday asked an Indiana federal court to toss antitrust claims brought by competitor Gumwood HP Shopping Partners LP in a dispute over shopping center market share in the state, saying a magistrate judge's support of Gumwood's claims misapplies the law.

Simon claims U.S. Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein improperly found Gumwood's allegation that Simon had “partially excluded” it from the shopping center market in Mishawaka, Ind., to be sufficient in bringing claims under the Sherman Act, a decision Simon...
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