On October 18, Axinn won summary judgment for Stanley Black & Decker on a claim brought against Stanley Black & Decker, Bosch, Ryobi and other major table saw manufacturers by rival SawStop, LLC that sought hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for allegedly boycotting SawStop’s technology. Concluding that SawStop knew all of the facts necessary to bring its claim and did not exercise diligence in seeking additional facts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia held that SawStop's claim was barred by the four-year antitrust statute of limitations. In 2014, Axinn won dismissal of all of SawStop's other claims against Stanley Black & Decker and its co-defendants. John Harkrider led an Axinn team that also included Rick Dagen, Ted Mathias, John Tanski, Felix Gilman, Trish Carreiro, Mike O'Mara and Brooke Oppenheimer. Bosch was represented by Layne Kruse of Norton Rose and Ryobi was represented by Jim Kress of Baker Botts and Scott Hansen of Reinhart Boerner. SawStop was represented by Quinn Emanuel. News reports on the victory can be found at http://globalcompetitionreview.com/usa/article/42021/judge-cuts-sawstop-antitrust-claim/.
Axinn Wins Summary Judgment for Stanley Black & Decker
October 21, 2016