L.A. Purchasing Alliance Not Anti-Competitive: Judge

Law360, New York (April 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a boon to public agencies nationwide, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has rejected claims that the city violated antitrust laws by joining forces with other agencies to negotiate a better deal on copy machines.

On Monday, Judge James Chalfant rejected plaintiff Canon Business Solutions-West's assertions that Los Angeles engaged in anti-competitive business practices by taking part in the program run by U.S. Communities.

The nonprofit corporation, which bills itself as a government-purchasing alliance, enables any other city, county or public agency that is a...
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