Judge Trims Truck Transmission Conspiracy Case Against Eaton

Law360, New York (October 17, 2012, 9:43 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday tossed consumer protection claims brought by a proposed class of indirect buyers of heavy-duty transmissions, but let stand antitrust allegations that transmission supplier Eaton Corp. struck a conspiratorial agreement with truck makers to preserve a monopoly.

U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson found that the plaintiffs hadn't sufficiently backed their consumer protection claims over alleged price hikes with references to specific state laws, but she preserved their antitrust claims, saying they had sufficiently shown that the alleged scheme could have made...
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