Lensmaker's Antitrust Suit Survives In Transitions MDL

Law360, New York (October 14, 2011, 5:31 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday trimmed several secondary claims from Vision-Ease Lens Worldwide Inc.'s antitrust suit amid multidistrict litigation against rival Transitions Optical Inc., keeping the bulk of the case intact.

U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore rejected Transitions' efforts to use the four-year statute of limitations to nix allegations that it illegally monopolized the market for lenses that darken in the sunlight, illegally restrained trade and improperly tied or bundled discounts as part of a pattern of anti-competitive conduct starting in 1999 and running...
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