Shopping Bag Tying Suit Against Harley Lives On

Law360, New York (March 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to toss an antitrust suit against Harley-Davidson Inc. over the company's decision, ostensibly to protect its trademarks, to require its dealerships to purchase plastic shopping bags from Harley and sever their business relationships with another shopping bag maker.

Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled Monday that Arizona-based Packaging Supplies Inc. had sufficiently alleged that Harley engaged in tortious interference and illegal tying in violation of the Sherman Act, and denied...
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