10th Circ. Lifts Injunction On Utah Contact Lens Pricing Law

Law360, Los Angeles (June 15, 2015, 8:27 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit on Friday lifted a temporary injunction that had prevented enforcement of a Utah state law banning contact lens manufacturers' unilateral pricing agreements, saying the companies had not satisfied the requirements necessary for an injunction pending appeal.

Last month, the Tenth Circuit agreed to pause enforcement of the law while it considers the appeal by Alcon Inc., Bausch & Lomb Inc. and a unit of Johnson & Johnson asking the court to reconsider the state's 58-16a-905.1 amendment to the Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act, which would enable contact lens sellers to offer discount lenses across state lines.

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