Canon Exits Dealers' Antitrust Suit Over Withheld Parts

Law360, New York (November 9, 2012, 6:42 PM EST) -- Canon USA Inc. escaped allegations its purported refusal to sell parts and supplies to a pair of office equipment dealers following their acquisition by Xerox Corp. constituted a violation of antitrust and contract law, after a New York federal judge signed off on a voluntary dismissal of the case.

On Nov. 5, U.S. District Judge Leonard D. Wexler ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Merizon Group Inc., which does business as Modern Business Machines, and R.K. Dixon Co. against printer company Canon and its affiliate...
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