Surgical Centers File $15M Lawsuit Against Lap-Band Maker

Law360, Washington (June 20, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT) -- Five California surgical centers slammed Allergan Inc. and a group of Los Angeles-based clinics with a $15 million state suit Wednesday, alleging the company provided the clinics with Lap-Band weight loss devices although it knew they employed a series of deceptive and unfair business and marketing practices.

According to the plaintiff surgical centers, 1-800-Get-Thin LLC and its affiliated medical clinics didn't meet Allergan's purported medical standards and used a series of unfair and deceptive business practices with Allergan's knowledge in order to gain control of the...
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