Cardinal Health Plaintiffs Sent Back To Drawing Board

Law360, New York (March 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal court dealt a setback Wednesday to a competition suit by a group of franchised pharmacies, requiring them to file a more definite complaint against the franchiser and dismissing altogether a joint complaint against the parent company, Cardinal Health.

The suit, filed by 25 disgruntled franchisees, jointly accuses Cardinal Health and its subsidiary, Medicine Shoppe International, of a slew of state and federal violations, including tortious interference with contracts, unjust enrichment, price-fixing, tying and price discrimination.

Judge Carol E. Jackson of the U.S. District Court...
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