In September, the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion in Aerotec Int’l v. Honeywell Int’l that it dubbed “an antitrust primer for aftermarket issues,” in a case alleging a broad spectrum of aftermarket-related claims. No. 14-15562, slip op. (9th Cir. Sept. 9, 2016). The Aerotec opinion, authored by Judge Margaret McKeown, provides a framework for parties seeking to plead and prove antitrust claims arising out of aftermarket issues. Background The case concerns the market for auxiliary power units, or “APUs”, which are responsible for powering aircraft functions such as electricity and temperature. Defendant Honeywell is a diversified manufacturer of aerospace products and dominates the market for the manufacture of APUs, with a 76-89% market share in various aircraft markets. Aerotec is a
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