Amid Takeover Scuffle, Arcelor Sues Mittal

Law360, New York (May 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the middle of a hostile takeover battle, Arcelor SA has smacked rival Mittal Steel Co. with a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S., accusing the giant of bootlegging a type of steel used in the auto industry.

The Luxembourg-based company filed suit on Tuesday, alleging that the world’s number-one steel maker lifted Arcelor’s technology for Usibor, an extremely resistant coated steel that is prevalent in the automotive industry.

“On information and belief, defendant Mittal makes, sales, offers to sell, or uses aluminum coated boron steel...
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