Antitrust Claims Against Dog Breeding Group Tossed

Law360, New York (August 11, 2010, 2:52 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out price-fixing claims brought against the American Mastiff Breeders Council by a former member.

Judge George C. Smith of the U.S. District Court for the District of Ohio on Tuesday partially granted the AMBC's motion to dismiss the amended complaint filed by Craig Williamson, the owner of Circle W Mastiffs, nixing all of Williamson's Sherman Act claims.

Williamson alleged that the breeders association engaged in price-fixing by setting a ceiling price for puppies and also instituted a boycott to prevent new...
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