Class Cert. Bid Flawed In Transitions Antitrust Row: Judge

Law360, Los Angeles (March 12, 2013, 11:19 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal magistrate judge recommended Tuesday that a bid by a group of direct purchaser plaintiffs for class certification be tossed in multidistrict antitrust litigation accusing Transitions Optical Inc. of impeding competition in the photochromic lenses market, saying the plaintiffs hadn’t satisfied some of the criteria for certification.

In a report and recommendation Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins advised denying the direct purchaser plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, saying the independent wholesale labs and eye care professionals hadn't shown they could adequately protect...
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