Transitions Lens Users' Antitrust Claims Tossed

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a class of indirect purchasers' suit against lens maker Transitions Optical Inc., saying the end users of the corrective lenses needed to make a firmer connection between their injury and the company's allegedly anti-competitive behavior.

U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore kicked out the indirect purchasers from the ongoing nationwide multidistrict litigation against Transitions, saying the causal connection between the steep prices the plaintiffs paid for lenses and the company's alleged monopoly behavior didn't stand up.

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