Monopoly Claims Cut In Suit Over AQHA Horse-Cloning Ban

Law360, Dallas (May 24, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Thursday said a horse breeder can continue to pursue claims the American Quarter Horse Association conspired to block competition in the elite quarter horse market by blocking cloned animals, but axed a claim for attempted monopolization.

U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson held monopoly and conspiracy claims raised by the Abraham & Veneklasen joint venture, which clones horses, should advance to trial to resolve whether the AQHA’s refusal to register the clones is exclusionary. But the judge dismissed the claim that...
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