In Setback For Masimo, Judge Tosses $420M Award

Law360, New York (March 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a turnaround for Tyco International Ltd., a federal judge has vacated a jury’s $420 million award and ordered a new trial in an antitrust suit brought against industrial conglomerate by Masimo Corp. over alleged market manipulation of pulse oximetry products.

The products, which are used to measure a patient’s heart and lung function by calculating pulse and arterial blood oxygen saturation - most typically by attaching a sensor to the end of a patient’s finger - have been a bone of contention between the two...
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