Enema Maker Claims Rival Defamed Its Product To VA

Law360, Miami (February 25, 2013, 7:45 PM EST) -- Florida-based Stratus Pharmaceuticals Inc. filed suit Thursday in Miami state court, accusing rival enema manufacturer Alliance Labs LLC of defamation, unfair trade practices and tortious interference with its business relationship with the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration.

The complaint says that starting in March, representatives of Arizona-based Alliance Labs sent communications to VA staff in Florida and nationwide insinuating that Stratus' Vacuant and Vacuant Plus products were inferior to Alliance Labs' competing Enemeez and Enemeez Plus and produced with no grounding in research.

Stratus seeks damages,...
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