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JOHN DAY — A federal judge in Portland has dismissed an antitrust lawsuit against Iron Triangle and Malheur Lumber by a group of sawmill owners, logging contractors and timber owners who accused the defendants of engaging in anticompetitive business practices, although the decision leaves the door open for an amended complaint.

According to the judge’s 43-page opinion and order, dated Friday, Oct. 13, the plaintiffs failed to make a plausible case to support their monopolization claim in four alleged markets.

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