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in federal court, claiming antitrust violations.

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The companies are seeking an injunction to prohibit Eaton from engaging in anticompetitive conduct in the markets for heavy-duty truck transmissions, ArvinMeritor said. The companies have also asked to award treble damages.

The suit alleges that Eaton has engaged in anticompetitive conduct in heavy-duty truck transmissions, and forced ZF Meritor to cease operations.

"Our customers chose to purchase transmissions from Eaton because we provided superior value, innovation and service," Eaton said in a statement, according to


. "We will not be in a position to consider commenting further until we have read the lawsuit. We expect to vigorously defend our position."

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