Business: Litigation

Last week in the fifth round of its long and litigious effort to tag Aluminum Co. of America as a monopoly, Baush Machine Tool Co. received a sharp and sudden jolt. Most aluminum fabricators can use scrap but the chemistry of the Baush product requires pure ingot aluminum, which the company has to buy abroad (over a 4ยข per Ib. tariff) or from Aluminum Co. of America, sole domestic source. The Baush management regards Aluminum as an unfair enterprise. Aluminum's opinion of Baush was summed up by...