6th Circ. Won’t Restart Tractor Co.’s Price Bias Suit

Law360, New York (June 21, 2011, 4:42 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday shot down New Albany Tractor Inc.'s bid to revive a price discrimination case against Louisville Tractor Inc. and Metalcraft of Mayville Inc. over mowing equipment.

Affirming the district court, the Sixth Circuit held that the U.S. Supreme Court's Twombly and Iqbal decisions — which addressed pleading requirements — required the dismissal of New Albany's complaint with prejudice.

New Albany accused the defendants of violating the Robinson-Patman Act, which prohibits selling a product to two buyers at different prices in manner that...
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