3rd Circ. Revives Trucking Co.'s Antitrust Suit

By Matthew Guarnaccia (September 14, 2016, 5:27 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Wednesday revived an Ohio trucking company's proposed class action lawsuit against transmission manufacturer Eaton Corp. and truck manufacturers including Volvo Truck North America over anti-competitive agreements, saying the district court incorrectly found the trucking company to have no standing in the case.

A three-judge panel said an agreement between Tauro Brothers Trucking Co. and another company called R&R Inc. in April 2010 legally transferred express and written rights to the antitrust claims, despite Tauro paying nothing for the rights. The circuit court found that consideration is not needed to transfer the claim because doing so could hinder...

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