Pool Corp. To Ease Up On Rivals To End FTC Case

Law360, New York (November 21, 2011, 4:03 PM EST) -- Louisiana-based pool products distributor Pool Corp. has agreed to stop pressuring manufacturers not to sell to its new rivals in order to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company was unfairly excluding competition, the commission announced Monday.

In a 3-1 vote, the FTC approved a proposed consent order resolving the agency’s allegations that, for the past eight years, Pool has unfairly used its monopoly power to block new companies from entering the market.

Under Monday’s consent agreement, Pool will stop pressuring and coercing manufacturers to...
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