CareFusion Antitrust Claims Nixed In Medtronic Suit

Law360, New York (November 2, 2010, 4:03 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has nixed CareFusion Corp.'s antitrust claims against rival Medtronic Inc. from a suit accusing the medical device giant of using its patents to block competitors from the market for surgical spinal procedure treatments.

Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed CareFusion's monopolization and attempted monopolization claims Monday, but gave the company a second chance to demonstrate that it had suffered injury due to Medtronic's allegedly anti-competitive behavior in the market for treatments for fractures...
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