Energy Cos. Win Dismissal Of Drug-Test Monopoly Suit

Law360, New York (April 8, 2010, 1:50 PM EDT) -- BP America Inc., ConocoPhillips Co., Shell Exploration & Production Co. and other energy companies have won a bid to dismiss a putative class action brought by employment drug screening firms alleging that DrugTest Inc. snuffed out competition for oil and gas industry clients.

Judge John Kane of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado shot down the plaintiffs’ second amended complaint Wednesday, dismissing the 10 counts of antitrust violations without prejudice.

Plaintiffs’ attorney Joseph Y. Ahmad of Ahmad Zavitsanos & Anaipakos PC said though...
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