Suit Says Toro Plotted To Control Sprinkler System

Law360, New York (October 11, 2010, 2:17 PM EDT) -- In a Sherman Act suit filed against lawn care giant The Toro Co., sprinkler technology company Digital Sun Inc. claims Toro engaged in “phony negotiations,” making and rescinding lucrative offers for its smaller competitor.

Toro recognized the "potential for success" when Digital Sun introduced its S. Sense wireless sprinkler system into the marketplace in 2003, but had no intention to make good on various offers, according to Friday's complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Toro's offers amounted to a plot...
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