Black & Decker, Others Face Antitrust Suit Over Safety Device

Law360, New York (February 25, 2014, 4:51 PM EST) -- Black & Decker Corp., Robert Bosch Tool Corp. and a slew of other table saw makers have been slapped with an antitrust complaint in Virginia federal court alleging that the companies secretly agreed not to license a system aimed at curbing table saw injuries.

A complaint filed by SawStop LLC on Thursday claimed that the companies colluded through their industry organization, the Power Tool Institute Inc., to agree not to license SawStop's safety technology and also plotted to alter industry standards to ensure that the technology...
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