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Alliant Techsystems Inc.
National Metal Technologies, Inc. v. Alliant Techsystems Inc. (Antitrust and Breach of Contract)
Date: 03/24/2005 (Date of Settlement)
Misconduct Type: Antitrust
Enforcement Agency: Non-Governmental
Contracting Party: Non-Governmental
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: On March 12, 2002, a civil action was filed against ATK [Alliant Techsystems Inc.] in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. National Metal Technologies (NMT) had a contract to supply ATK with ammunition links for the ammunition production business. The charges alleged that ATK breached this contract, violated antitrust laws, and interfered with competition and, therefore, the plaintiffs were entitled to damages of $30 million. The case was settled for $6 million on March 24, 2005.