District Court Dismisses Tyco Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (January 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Missouri magistrate judge on Tuesday dismissed all claims against Tyco International (US) and Tyco Health Care Group LP – now known as Covidien – in an antitrust class action case brought by Southeast Missouri Hospital.

The hospital alleged that a putative national class of hospitals was overcharged for urology catheters as a result of antitrust law violations by catheter suppliers Tyco and CR Bard Inc. These violations included monopolization, restraint of trade, civil conspiracy and engaging in contracts that hinder competition.

While Tyco and Covidien,...
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