The US District Court for the Southern District of Texas Houston Division dismisses an antitrust claim ruling that the lobbying of local governments is protected from antitrust litigation by the First Amendment (Tricon Precast / Easi‑Set)

Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas dismissed antitrust claims against Easi‑Set Industries. Plaintiff Tricon Precast claimed Easi‑Set violated the Sherman Act and Texas Antitrust Act when it successfully lobbied the Texas Department of Transportation to require concrete traffic barriers use a V‑shape design that Easi‑Set previously

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  • Jones Day (Houston)
  • Jones Day (Dallas)

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Bruce McDonald, Thomas D. York, The US District Court for the Southern District of Texas Houston Division dismisses an antitrust claim ruling that the lobbying of local governments is protected from antitrust litigation by the First Amendment (Tricon Precast / Easi‑Set), 8 July 2019, e-Competitions July 2019, Art. N° 107851

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