Claims Pared From Pool-Product Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (May 24, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Friday tossed some antitrust claims against Pool Corp. and manufacturers of swimming pool equipment brought by a putative class of indirect purchasers who allege the companies conspired to restrict the supply of pool products to Pool's rivals.

In a mixed ruling, U.S. District Judge Sarah A. Vance skimmed some indirect purchaser state law claims from multidistrict antitrust litigation alleging that Pool and three swimming pool equipment manufacturers — Hayward Industries Inc., Pentair Water Pool and Spa Inc. and Zodiac Pool Systems...
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