The ongoing multi-district body shop antitrust case has hit more roadblocks.
First, last week, Magistrate Judge Smith in the Middle District of Florida recommended dismissal of all counts in the Indiana case. (Full disclosure: The Bose McKinney & Evans team of Brian Jones, Curtis Jones, and Joel Nagle represents one of the defendants in the Indiana case.) Regarding the plaintiffs’ Sherman Act claims, the magistrate adopted the District Court’s reasoning in dismissing those claims in the related Florida case. (See our post here.) The magistrate dismissed the plaintiffs’ others state law claims based on Indiana law.
Second, yesterday, Judge Smith recommended dismissal of the Tennessee case along similar lines.
And finally, last Friday, District Judge Presnell adopted Magistrate Smith’s report and recommendations dismissing the Mississippi case. All of these documents are provided below.
I wanted to make some kind of humorous remark that illustrates the subject matter, but instead, just go Goggle “Russian dashcam videos.” You won’t be disappointed.
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