No. 95-56706.

140 F.3d 1228 (1998)

LUCAS AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE, INC.; The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, of New Zealand, Ltd., Defendants, and Coker Tire Company, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided March 31, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Maxwell M. Blecher, John E. Andrews, Blecher & Collins, P.C., Los Angeles, California, for plaintiff-appellant.

Richard W. Bethea, Jr., Stophel & Stophel, P.C., Chattanooga, Tennessee, for defendant-appellee.

Before: O'SCANNLAIN and TASHIMA, Circuit Judges; WHALEY, District Judge.

O'SCANNLAIN,** Circuit Judge:

We must decide whether a distributor and downstream purchaser of vintage automobile tires has standing to bring an antitrust action under the Clayton Act against a competitor and supplier for damages and divestiture.


Coker Tire Company, Inc. ("Coker Tire") and Lucas Automotive Engineering, Inc. ("Lucas Automotive") sell vintage automobile tires to customers worldwide. Vintage tires are...

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