Court Retroactively Vacates Injunction In L'Oreal Case

Law360, New York (November 18, 2009, 10:23 AM EST) -- In a rare move, a district judge has retroactively vacated a 20-year-old permanent injunction blocking hair care product distributor Quality King Distributors Inc. from buying or selling L'Oreal USA Inc.'s Matrix line of professional products, finding that L'Oreal actually profited from the ostensibly anti-competitive behavior it sought to curtail.

Judge Leonard D. Wexler of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Friday handed down an order, on remand from a federal appeals court, vacating the 1990 injunction to 2002 and declining...
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