Braun Holds Minivan-Conversion Monopoly, Suit Says

Law360, New York (November 2, 2010, 1:51 PM EDT) -- The Braun Corp., the largest U.S. supplier of wheelchair-accessible minivan conversions, has been hit with an antitrust suit accusing it of using sham patent litigation and other tactics to edge Vantage Mobility International LLC out of the market.

Phoenix-based Vantage filed suit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, claiming that Braun had engaged in “anti-competitive, unfair, exclusionary and deceptive conduct” to bar it from the market.

Braun has more than 65 percent market share for minivan conversions in the U.S. and...
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