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Becton Settles Antitrust Suit Over Sharps Containers

Law360 (October 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Becton Dickinson & Co. has settled a suit brought by Daniels Sharpsmart Inc. alleging that it held a monopoly over hypodermic disposal containers.

Attorneys for the companies filed a dismissal stipulation with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Monday, saying the claims should be dismissed pursuant to a settlement agreement and release in the case. Neither side responded to requests for comment on Tuesday and the settlement terms were unclear.

Daniels Sharpsmart, which makes containers used to dispose of sharps and...
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