Minn. Antitrust Laws Don't Cover Ad Money: Judge

Law360, New York (October 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court has dismissed several claims in an antitrust suit filed by a Minnesota car dealership alleging that Kia Motors America Inc. discriminated against it by giving advertising money to its competitors through a regional marketing fund, which the dealer claims it did not know existed.

In an order signed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Judge Ann D. Montgomery granted KMA's motion to dismiss Barnett Chrysler Plymouth's claims that the manufacturer violated the state's antitrust and motor vehicle franchise...
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