Purchaser Class Certified In J&J Blood Test Antitrust MDL

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday said buyers of reagents used in blood tests had satisfied the requirements to certify a class in an action alleging that a Johnson & Johnson unit conspired with another company to fix prices on the reagents.

U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois certified a class of direct purchasers that claim in the multidistrict litigation that J&J's Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc. colluded with Immucor Inc. to raise prices on traditional blood reagents, which, among other purposes, are often used by hospitals and...
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