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Paint Supplier Accused Of Forming A Monopoly In Calif.

Law360 (June 15, 2018, 5:56 PM EDT) -- A San Francisco Bay Area paint distributor hit FinishMaster Inc. with a lawsuit in California federal court Thursday, accusing the automotive and industrial paint finishing supplier of using its market power to tout six-figure customer loyalty discounts that stifled competition.

Nicolosi Distributing Inc. alleges in a four-count complaint that FinishMaster and its Canadian parent, Uni-Select Inc., launched an anti-competitive loyalty campaign with conditional pricing that unreasonably restrains trade. The suit claims FinishMaster also has bought and shut down rival paint suppliers around the Bay Area to...
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Case Title

Nicolosi Distributing, Inc. v. FinishMaster, Inc. et al


Case Number

3:18-cv-03587

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

410(Anti-Trust)

Date Filed

June 14, 2018

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