Utah Pretzel Vendor In A Twist Over Monopoly Accusations

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 1:07 PM EST) -- The operator of a chain of Utah pretzel shops was hit with an antitrust complaint in federal court Wednesday by a smaller vendor claiming the company has used its dominance in the market for ready-made soft pretzels to wipe out competition in the state.

Sparky's LLC filed suit claiming that Utah Pretzel LC, which runs 13 Pretzelmaker franchise locations in the state, is the exclusive vendor of ready-made soft pretzels in the state aside from a single Auntie Anne's Inc. shop in the Salt Lake City...
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