Becton Dealt Another Setback In Antitrust MDL

Law360, New York (February 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation against Becton Dickinson & Co. for allegedly violating antitrust laws with the sale of hypodermic products has denied the company's bid to force another party to comply with a subpoena.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Claire Cecchi rejected Becton Dickinson’s motion to compel non-party distributor Medline Industries Inc. to abide by a recently issued subpoena.

While Becton Dickinson tried to force Medline's hand, Judge Cecchi, of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, agreed with Medline that a...
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