Appeals Court Nixes Antitrust Suit Against 3M

Law360, New York (October 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a boost to 3M Co., an appeals court has upheld a lower court's decision to toss the antitrust claims of now-defunct automotive abrasive company NicSand Inc. after ruling that the company did not engage in predatory pricing in the market for do-it-yourself automotive sandpaper.

In a split opinion handed down Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio dismissing NicSand's complaint against 3M for lack of antitrust standing and...
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