Retailers Add State Claims To Webkinz Antitrust MDL

Law360, New York (March 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A putative class of small toy and novelty retailers has added claims under competition laws in six states to a consolidated antitrust suit against the supplier of the popular Webkinz toys, alleging that the company required retailers to buy unrelated gift items in order to obtain the specialty plush toys.

On Friday, plaintiffs including California retailer Nuts for Candy, Connecticut retailer Freedom Candle Co. and Massachusetts retailer Cortes Country Stores filed an amended consolidated class action complaint against Canadian giftware company Ganz Inc. and its affiliates...
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