In re Pool Products Distribution Market Antitrust Litigation
Status: Ongoing Case
As part of a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission, PoolCorp agreed to immediately stop any anticompetitive activity it had been using to keep out new competitors in local markets around the nation on November 21, 2011. The settlement order also requires PoolCorp to put in place an antitrust compliance program to ensure it does not violate the terms of the order in the future.
On April 17, 2012, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferred the twenty-seven cases pending across the country to the Eastern District of Louisiana before the Honorable Sarah Vance for consolidation and coordinated pretrial proceedings.