8th Circ. Again Upholds Catheter Maker's Antitrust Win

Law360, New York (June 8, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Wednesday upheld for the second time the dismissal of a hospital's antitrust class action accusing medical technology manufacturer CR Bard Inc. of orchestrating a scheme to drive up the prices of urological catheters through contract provisions.

In a split decision, a three-judge panel affirmed a Missouri federal court's decision to grant summary judgment to Bard in a class action brought by St. Francis Medical Center of Cape Girardeau, Mo., finding that the hospital's claims were barred by the appeals court's decision in...
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