US District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia rules that participating in a standard-setting body or being a member of a trade association is insufficient to state an antitrust conspiracy claim (SD3 / Black & Decker)

SD3 v. Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc. – District Judge Axes Complaint Alleging Table Saw Safety Standards Conspiracy* The pen may be mightier than the sword, but not necessarily mightier than the table saw. On July 15, 2014, in SD3 v. Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc., Case No. 1:14-cv-191 (E.D. Va.), District Judge Claude M. Hilton dismissed antitrust claims by SD3 and Sawstop against several manufacturers of table saws, a trade association, and a standards setting body. Plaintiffs alleged that defendants conspired to boycott plaintiffs and

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Leo Caseria, US District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia rules that participating in a standard-setting body or being a member of a trade association is insufficient to state an antitrust conspiracy claim (SD3 / Black & Decker), 15 July 2014, e-Competitions July 2014, Art. N° 68583

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