Vaccine Buyers Allowed To Bring Antitrust Suit Against Sanofi

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 5:57 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Monday refused to throw out medical practitioners' claims that Sanofi Pasteur Inc. pushed anti-competitive contract restrictions onto vaccine customers, finding the plaintiffs had standing to bring the proposed class action and had properly stated claims for monopolization.

U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares rejected Sanofi’s arguments that the proposed class of medical practitioners lacked standing to plead an antitrust injury because they hadn’t alleged they were coerced into buying products they didn’t want.

“Antitrust injury is defined as an ‘injury...
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