Judge Greenlights Becton Dickinson Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (July 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied requests from Becton Dickinson & Co. to dismiss three complaints filed by direct and indirect purchasers alleging that the medical technology company violated antitrust laws in the sale of hypodermic products.

Judge Jose L. Linares of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, who is overseeing the antitrust multidistrict litigation, issued his orders Friday, refusing to dismiss complaints filed by companies that have bought Becton Dickinson products. The plaintiffs have been split into three groups, filing separate complaints:...
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