7th Circ. Says Plaintiffs Can't Game Antitrust Venue Rules

Law360, New York (August 5, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit ruled Friday that antitrust plaintiffs can't mix and match jurisdictional rules in order to sue corporate defendants anywhere in the country, but instead must play by the venue limits of the Clayton Act.

A three-judge panel upheld the dismissal of an antitrust suit between two companies that make systems that allow ambulances to bypass normal traffic light patterns, ruling that the plaintiff, Illinois-based KM Enterprises Inc., couldn't sue Minnesota-based Global Traffic Technologies Inc. in the Southern District of Illinois because the company did...
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