Synergetics Can't Claim Price Coercion In Alcon Suit

Law360, New York (August 19, 2009, 1:19 PM EDT) -- Microsurgical device maker Synergetics USA Inc. has lost its bid to revive its theory of price coercion in an antitrust suit accusing Swiss rival Alcon Inc. of illegal product tying.

Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Aug. 18 that Synergetics was not entitled to a reconsideration of her order dismissing the coercion prong of its tying claim because the O'Fallon, Mo.-based company had not produced evidence of a pricing scheme that made the joint purchase of...
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