Minneapolis, Minnesota -- A class action claim that Graco and its US distributors are stifling competition in the US fast-set sprayfoam machinery market has been dismissed "with prejudice" by US district judge, Ann Montgomery.
The case bought by Insulate SB of California claimed that because Graco has bought companies in the spray-foam business and has an extensive network of distributors, it was able to eliminate competition and prevent new entrants into the sprayfoam market.
Insulate sought damages and injunctive relief for end users who bought sprayfoam equipment from "February 2005 until the effects of anti-competitive conduct end," according to court documents.
The court ruled that Insulate had not proven the case against Graco and its distributors and dismissed it "with prejudice."
Court documents can be found on PACER, the US court service website. The case was bought in the 8th Circuit District Court CASE n0:13-cv-02664-ADM-SER