Nestle Licks Ice Cream Distributor's Antitrust Suit

Law360 (June 23, 2010, 7:28 PM EDT) -- A judge has tossed an antitrust suit against Nestle over what the plaintiff company alleged to be an unfair merger between one of the food giant's units and an ice cream distributor in Puerto Rico.

Judge Salvador E. Casellas granted Nestle's motion for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, saying Sterling Merchandising Inc. had not established antitrust injury with respect to either its Sherman Act or Clayton Act claims, nor had it established the necessary elements for any of the federal antitrust violations alleged.

Sterling has failed to present facts supporting a...

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