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09Aug91 USA: FIRMS CHALLENGE CATERPILLAR AFTER IT STOPS SALE OF PARTS THROUGH UNAUTHORISED DEALERS IN FOREIGN MARKETS.

By Peter Dorey.American companies involved in reselling Caterpillar parts for export are to fight the company's decision to stop the sale of parts through unauthorised dealers in foreign markets.Caterpillar recently won court backing for its policy of prohibiting US dealers selling to companies who would then resell the parts overseas.Chicago-based Intercontinental Parts brought a suit against Caterpillar in November last year claiming that the company violated US antitrust law when ...

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