A US Court of Appeals holds that the lower court erred in defining the relevant geographic market in an antitrust monopoly claim over the para-aramid fiber industry under section 2 of the Sherman Act (E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Kolon)

Monopoly Claims Against DuPont Revived by Fourth Circuit* Claims that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company attempted to wield, and did wield, monopoly power over the U.S. para-aramid fiber market in violation of Sec. 2 of the Sherman Act should not have been dismissed, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, has decided. Kolon Industries, Inc., a small seller of para-aramid fibers to U.S. consumers, plausibly pled monopolization and attempted monopolization counterclaims in a trade secrets suit brought by DuPont against its rival. Dismissal of Kolon’s antitrust counterclaims (2009-2 Trade Cases ¶76,861, 683 F. Supp. 2d 401) was reversed. DuPont sold over 70 percent of the para-aramid

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Jeffrey May, A US Court of Appeals holds that the lower court erred in defining the relevant geographic market in an antitrust monopoly claim over the para-aramid fiber industry under section 2 of the Sherman Act (E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Kolon), 11 March 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin Amicus curiae, Art. N° 36051

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