Mallinckrodt Damages Limited In E-Z-EM Injector Spat

Law360, New York (August 26, 2009, 4:53 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has slashed Mallinckrodt Inc.’s potential payout in a feud with E-Z-EM Inc. over medical injectors, barring the plaintiffs from seeking damages for indirect infringement based on the sale of syringes, conceivably for use with the injectors, that occurred before the suit’s filing in 2007.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled Tuesday that in light of the governing case law, as acknowledged by Mallinckrodt, the plaintiffs may only seek damages for indirect infringement for...
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