2nd Circ. Pours Snapple Antitrust Cases Down Drain

Law360, New York (September 24, 2009, 1:55 PM EDT) -- Local drivers who distribute Snapple Beverage Corp. drinks failed to establish injury in price discrimination suits accusing the Rye Brook, N.Y.-based beverage purveyor of letting other distributors horn in on their territory and undersell them, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Having thrown out the plaintiffs' Robinson-Patman Act claims, a federal court did not abuse its discretion in declining supplemental jurisdiction over their state law breach of contract claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said Sept. 22.

According to plaintiff Mitchell Camarda's...
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