Makeup Tattooists Get Monopoly Claim Scratched

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed part of an antitrust suit against a trade association representing permanent makeup artists accused of taking part in an alleged conspiracy to thwart competition in the tattoo industry.

U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess threw out attempted monopolization claims brought under Section 2 of the Sherman Act against the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals — a trade group comprised of manufacturers, distributors and technicians that offer services related to "permanent cosmetics," a specialized form of tattooing — by the...
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