Medline Sues 3M Over Hand Scrub Ads

Law360, New York (August 13, 2009, 3:20 PM EDT) -- Medline Industries Inc. has sued 3M Co. for unfair competitive practices, accusing the rival medical supply company of falsely claiming in its advertisements that Medline's surgical hand antiseptic scrub does not meet regulatory standards.

3M's misrepresentation of Medline's Sterillium Rub has cost Medline more than $25,000 in damages, the company claimed in a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Medline has asked the court for injunctive relief against 3M's allegedly false marketing and is seeking compensatory and punitive...
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