Retailer Looks To Consolidate Transitions Suits In Fla.

Law360, New York (April 22, 2010, 6:01 PM EDT) -- A New York-based eyewear retailer asked a federal panel Thursday to consolidate in a Florida court litigation accusing Transitions Optical Inc. of using threats and exclusive agreements to monopolize the market for eyeglass lenses that darken in sunlight.

See-Mor Optical of Hewlett Inc. filed its request with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, seeking to bring three pending suits together in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

The suits follow on the heels of Transitions' March 3 settlement with the Federal...
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