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Plantronics cleared in $600M antitrust trial

By Matt Chiappardi

October 18, 2017 — Wilmington, Delaware

A federal jury in Delaware today cleared telephone headset maker Plantronics Inc. of antitrust claims asserted by Jabra brand parent GN Netcom Inc., finding after a weeklong trial that its so-called Plantronics-only distributors do not violate the Sherman and Clayton acts.

Plantronics, which makes a variety of business and personal headsets, defeated claims Wednesday that it used “Plantronics-only distributors” to monopolize the market for certain commercial headsets. (AP) The jury took only a little more than an hour to come to its decision, and ultimately…

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