J&J Unit Says Distributor Tried To Steal 70K Customers

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 9:45 PM EDT) -- A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that manufactures diabetes testing products sued its distributor in Texas court Monday, claiming CCS Medical has been soliciting 70,000 consumers to switch to a different product, in violation of its contract.

LifeScan, which produces the popular OneTouch diabetes testing strips, alleged in Dallas County District Court that CCS, a mail-order distributor of medical supplies, has 800 call center employees contacting consumers to get them to switch to a different brand because LifeScan wouldn’t offer low enough prices.

LifeScan is asking for...
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