Alcon Faces Antitrust Suit Over Eye Surgery Products

Law360, New York (April 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Microsurgical device company Synergetics USA Inc. has filed an antitrust suit against Swiss rival Alcon Inc. for allegedly using its power in the marketplace to influence surgeons to buy the company's eye surgery products.

The suit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, accuses Alcon and its U.S. subsidiary, Alcon Laboratories Inc., of engaging in anti-competitive behavior that allegedly has cost Synergetics tens of millions of dollars. The suit seeks a recovery that could exceed $100 million, according to...
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