Judge Shoots Down Antitrust Challenge To US Shipping Law

Law360, New York (July 2, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT) -- A Hawaii federal judge on Monday finalized her decision to reject a proposed class action that was aimed at invalidating the Jones Act, a law designed to help the American shipping industry that the plaintiffs had claimed granted a de facto duopoly to a pair of U.S. shipping companies.

U.S. District Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi refused to reconsider her April ruling that killed the suit, which said the plaintiffs had alleged only generalized grievances on behalf of an extremely broad class of persons — meaning they...
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