DOJ Asks To Argue In Health Cos.' Syringe Price-Fix Appeal

Law360 (September 13, 2019, 6:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has asked the Seventh Circuit for permission to participate in oral arguments later this month in support of three health care providers, which seek to reinstate a proposed class suit accusing medical supplier Becton Dickinson & Co. and others of conspiring to inflate syringe and catheter prices.

The DOJ's request on Thursday comes more than four months after it urged the appeals court to revive the health care provider's challenge. It contended in an amicus brief that an Illinois federal court's decision in November "misconstrued" the U.S. Supreme Court's 1977 landmark ruling in Illinois Brick Co. v....

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