Key Machine Antitrust Suit Survives Dismissal Bids

Law360, New York (March 7, 2011, 1:56 PM EST) -- An Ohio federal judge rejected dismissal bids Friday from two companies accused of locking up the markets for replacement keys and key duplication machines found in stores such as The Home Depot and Wal-Mart.

Judge David D. Dowd Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio signed off on a six-page memorandum opinion holding that Hy-Ko Products Inc.'s May 4 complaint set out sufficient facts to survive motions to dismiss filed by The Hillman Group Inc. and Kaba Ilco Corp.

However, Judge...
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