Trenton, New Jersey - Gama Corp., a US supplier of liquid-dispensing equipment, and its consultant Denis Commette have responded to a lawsuit filed by Graco Inc. against them by filing an antitrust counterclaim against Graco.
In their lawsuit, launched 30 June 2008, Gama and Commette allege that:
* Graco has achieved a monopoly in the in-plant polyurethane processing equipment (IPPE) industry;
* has wrongfully abused that monopoly power in an effort to harm Gama;
* has wrongfully used its monopoly power to threaten Gama and its customers; and
* has wrongfully conspired and otherwise attempted to prevent Gama from fairly obtaining business.
A copy of the antitrust claim by Gama is available online at <http://www.gama-usa.com/news.html>
Gama said it intends to aggressively fight for its right to do business in its markets, emphasising that it is "100 percent committed to remaining in and growing its business, and to offering its customers a high-quality alternative to Graco's IPPE product line."