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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  November 20, 2023

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Tesla beats lawsuit claiming it monopolizes repairs, parts.  A U.S. judge dismissed an antitrust lawsuit accusing Elon Musk’s electric car company Tesla of forcing customers to pay high prices and suffer long waits for repairs by monopolizing the markets for vehicle maintenance and replacement parts. In a Friday night decision, U.S. District Judge Trina Thompson in San Francisco said customers in the proposed class action failed to show either that the alleged problems were “not generally known” when they bought their vehicles, or that they could not predict the costs to keep their vehicles running. She also said customers could not prove that Tesla coerced them into using its services and parts simply because they had bought their vehicles in the first place.