DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 9)—A federal judge has denied Michelin North America Inc.´s request for a preliminary injunction against Bandag Inc. and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. in its ongoing antitrust lawsuit against the two companies. The Greenville, S.C.-based tire maker had asked Judge Charles Wolle of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa to block Bandag and BFS from jointly performing activities that allegedly prevent Michelin´s growth in the retread market. The court denied Michelin´s request for an injunction May 4. A Michelin spokeswoman declined to comment further but said Michelin will continue its preparations for a January 2002 trial.
Court denies Michelin injunction request
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