Health Cos. Want Antitrust Cases Consolidated In Kan.

Law360, Philadelphia (July 18, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT) -- An attorney for Owens & Minor Inc. asked a Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday to kick a putative class action against the company and Cardinal Health Inc. to federal court in Kansas, arguing that it duplicates a related antitrust suit pending in the same district.

John Gibson of Crowell & Moring LLP emphasized that the suit – in which a Pennsylvania hospital operator accused the companies of engaging in a monopolistic scheme to get small hospitals to purchase sutures, thereby driving up costs for purchasers –...
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