Leegin Doesn't Preempt State Antitrust Claims: Kan. High Court

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT) -- Kansas' high court gave new life Friday to an antitrust class action over alleged price-fixing on fashion accessories, ruling that a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing a company to set vertical minimum prices did not preempt a state antitrust claim.

The Kansas Supreme Court overturned a state district court's decision to grant Brighton Collectibles, a unit of Leegin Creative Leather Products Inc., summary judgment in the state antitrust suit brought against it by a class of consumers, led by Sue O'Brien, who alleged Brighton's pricing policy...
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