Milwaukee Says There's No Conspiracy In $100M Towing Suit
Law360 (July 15, 2020, 7:53 PM EDT) -- Milwaukee told a Wisconsin federal court there's no factual basis behind a $100 million antitrust suit accusing it of carefully crafting ordinances and using the city's police force to hinder competition for towing, recycling and salvaging services in the city and that the claims should be thrown out.
The City of Milwaukee told a Wisconsin federal court its police department, department of public works and the city tow lot are not distinct from the city and are not "suable in their own names." Therefore, antitrust allegations in the suit immediately fail because the city can't conspire with itself, Milwaukee argued.
The city said...
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