9th Circ. Tosses Gorlick's Muffler Pact Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 19, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday affirmed a lower court's dismissal of car parts dealer Gorlick Distribution Centers LLC's antitrust claims against rival Allied Exhaust Systems Inc., saying Gorlick failed to show Allied hatched a plot with a manufacturer to shut it out of an exhaust systems market.

A three-judge panel affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Allied nixing Gorlick's claims against it under the Robinson-Patman and Sherman acts. Gorlick failed to show that lower prices and other benefits manufacturer Car Sound Exhaust System...
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