Consumer Class Certified In Contact Lens Price-Fix Row

By Christopher Cole (December 5, 2018, 7:55 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge has certified a class of consumers accusing contact lens makers of fixing prices, saying so many people share complaints against the manufacturers that a single case works far more efficiently than thousands of individual suits.

The multidistrict litigation against Bausch & Lomb, Johnson & Johnson, Alcon and ABB Optical, spawned from nearly 100 lawsuits that started three years ago when optometrists and ophthalmologists raised concerns about discount lenses, will move ahead with several groups eligible to pursue actions, U.S. District Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger said Tuesday.

"This case is a clear example of the category of cases...

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