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Federal judge grants injunction in antitrust lawsuit

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

A downtown La Crosse business received good news in a long standing legal struggle.

Authenticom, a company dealing with data used by automotive dealerships, was granted an injunction by a Madison judge against two companies (CDK Global and The Reynolds and Reynolds Co.) who Authenticom alleges was engaging in anti-competitive behavior. That behavior, according to Authenticom CEO Steve Cottrell, was inhibiting their ability to do business. 

"You know this has been a long march for the folks here at Authenticom and this is a breath of fresh air and an opportunity for us to do business like we used to without the anti-competitive behavior," said Cottrell.

Though it's a victory for Authenticom, Cottrell said it's a small part of the process. The matter will go before a jury trial and could take between 1-3 years to finish.

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