9th Circ. Upholds Tyco Healthcare's Antitrust Win

Law360, New York (January 6, 2010, 7:03 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has handed a victory to Tyco Healthcare Group LP in a proposed antitrust class action brought by various health care providers, finding that the medical device manufacturer's strategies for selling its pulse and blood oxygen sensors did not violate U.S. antitrust laws.

A group of hospitals and other health care providers that bought pulse oximetry sensors used to detect a patient's pulse and blood oxygenation from Tyco Healthcare claim Tyco improperly restricted competition from generics manufacturers in...
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