Medline Seeks Injunction In 3M Hand Scrub Battle

Law360, New York (September 9, 2009, 1:48 PM EDT) -- Medline Industries Inc. has asked a federal judge to grant a preliminary injunction barring 3M Co. from falsely claiming in advertisements that Medline's surgical hand antiseptic scrub does not meet regulatory standards, while the rival company has shot back with its own unfair competition claims.

Medline filed its motion Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the same day Minnesota-based 3M filed its counterclaim, as well as a request to relocate the case to the U.S. District Court for the District...
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