Caterpillar Moves To Kill Antitrust Suit In Sealed Papers

Law360 (December 5, 2018, 5:02 PM EST) -- Caterpillar Inc. moved to hoist an antitrust suit from an online competitor out of Delaware federal court but kept its legal reasoning under wraps Tuesday amid a flurry of filings by several heavy-equipment manufacturers trying to get the claims dismissed.

The machinery maker entered two motions to dismiss the long-running case and explained them only in sealed documents, arguing that the plaintiff, International Construction Products LLC, failed to state a legally actionable claim in the suit. Caterpillar and other manufacturers, including Komatsu America Corp., are accused of plotting to lock ICP, an online competitor, out of the market and threatening to...

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