In this Issue:

- Tying And Other Claims By Service Competitor Rejected:

A federal court in Arizona has rejected various antitrust claims brought by a servicer of aircraft power units against a manufacturer of those units.

- Distributor's Antitrust Claims Dismissed On Summary Judgment:

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado granted summary judgment dismissing seven claims of federal and state antitrust…

- Court Denies Preliminary Injunction For Termination Of Oral

Dealer Agreement And Alleged Discrimination:

A federal court in Ohio recently denied a dealer's motion for a preliminary injunction that would have required a tire manufacturer to continue…

- Dealer's Encroachment Claims Dismissed:

In Aston Martin Lagonda of North America, Inc. v. Lotus Motorsports, Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35909 (D. Mass. Mar. 18, 2014), a Massachusetts federal court partially granted Aston Martin's…

- Court Declines Invitation To Stray From Language Of Agreement:

In a decision from the Western District of New York, a magistrate judge relied on the plain language of a distribution agreement to determine its scope.

- Ohio Court Dismisses Takings Claim Against Successor Manufacturer:

A federal district court in Ohio dismissed claims brought by two beverage distributors alleging that a successor manufacturer's termination…

- Franchise Relationship Found Under New Jersey Statute:

In McPeak v. S-L Distribution Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10794 (D.N.J. Jan. 29, 2014), a federal district court held that held that a distributor had pled sufficient facts…

- "Warranty Cost Recovery Charge" Violates Illinois Act:

The Illinois Court of Appeals recently held that the "Warranty Supplemental Cost Recovery" charge that Nissan imposed on its Illinois Infiniti dealers…

- New Government Contractor Affirmative Action Requirements Took Effect Last Month:

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs recently announced final rules changing federal contractors' affirmative action requirements…

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