4th Circ. Seems Leery Of Divestiture Order In Doormaker Case

Law360 (June 1, 2020, 5:26 PM EDT) -- Steves and Sons Inc. v. Jeld-Wen Inc. is "a breach-of-contract case dressed up in antitrust garb in an effort to procure treble damages." That was what Paul Clement, counsel to doorskin manufacturer and doormaker Jeld-Wen, Inc., told a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Friday.

Jeld-Wen appealed from a jury verdict in favor of its customer, doormaker Steves and Sons Inc., on Steves' claim that Jeld-Wen engaged in anticompetitive conduct under the Clayton Act and the district court's order requiring Jeld-Wen to divest part of its business as an equitable remedy.

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