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Lawsuit Claims Mack Truck Engaged In Unfair Competition

July 16, 2002

A lawsuit filed by Toledo Mack Sales and Services, Inc., a Toledo, Ohio authorized Mack truck dealer, against Mack Trucks, Inc., of Allentown, Pa., alleges that Mack Trucks, Inc. violated federal antitrust laws and state motor vehicle dealer protection laws by seeking to restrict, destroy and ultimately take over Toledo Mack�s business through unfair competition, price discrimination, and customer allocation.Toledo Mack is seeking damages in excess of $1 million, according to Wayne A. Mack, of the law firm of Duane Morris LLP, which is representing Toledo Mack.The suit claims that Mack Trucks, Inc, one of the largest manufacturers of heavy duty trucks and major truck product components in North America, entered into agreements to divide markets and allocate customers in an attempt to eliminate competition from Toledo Mack and other deep discount Mack truck dealers.According to the lawsuit, the end result was that buyers in the markets for heavy-duty vocational trucks and heavy-duty low cab over engine trucks overpaid for those types of trucks.The lawsuit also alleges that Mack Trucks, Inc. improperly sold trucks directly to Toledo Mack�s competitors and potential customers on more favorable terms than Mack Trucks, Inc. made available to Toledo Mack. This allegedly violated the Ohio and Michigan motor vehicle dealer protection laws and the Robinson Patman Act.Toledo Mack is seeking damages in excess of $1 million.MACK TRUCK, INC. SUED FOR UNFAIR COMPETITIONLawsuit Alleges Violation of Federal Antitrust LawsJuly 16, 2002-Philadelphia-A lawsuit filed by Toledo Mack Sales and Services, Inc., a Toledo, Ohio authorized Mack truck dealer, against Mack Trucks, Inc. of Allentown, Pennsylvania, alleges that Mack Trucks, Inc. violated federal antitrust laws and state motor vehicle dealer protection laws by seeking to restrict, destroy and ultimately take over Toledo Mack�s business through unfair competition, price discrimination, and customer allocation.The suit alleges that Mack Trucks, Inc, one of the largest manufacturers of heavy duty trucks and major truck product components in North America, entered into agreements to divide markets and allocate customers in an attempt to eliminate competition from Toledo Mack and other deep discount Mack truck dealers. According to the lawsuit, the end result was that buyers in the markets for heavy-duty vocational trucks and heavy-duty low cab over engine trucks overpaid for those types of trucks.The lawsuit also alleges that Mack Trucks, Inc. improperly sold trucks directly to Toledo Mack�s competitors and potential customers on more favorable terms than Mack Trucks, Inc. made available to Toledo Mack. This violated the Ohio and Michigan motor vehicle dealer protection laws and the Robinson Patman Act.
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