OPEC Antitrust Suit Nixed Over Failure To Serve

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 7:19 PM EST) -- A federal judge axed the latest antitrust lawsuit against the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Tuesday, ruling that conservative public interest group Freedom Watch Inc. had not properly served the group with its complaint.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton dismissed the suit without prejudice after concluding that there was little difference between the current case and and a previous Eleventh Circuit decision holding that there was essentially no way to legally serve OPEC unless it consented to being sued.

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Case Title

FREEDOM WATCH, INC. v. ORGANIZATION OF PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES (OPEC)


Case Number

1:12-cv-00731

Court

District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Reggie B. Walton

Date Filed

May 7, 2012

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