NJ Judge Refuses To Block Datascope Merger

Law360, New York (October 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A New Jersey judge has denied a preliminary bid by shareholders of cardiovascular medical device maker Datascope Corp. to prevent the company's $841 million acquisition by Swedish medical supply company Getinge AB.

Judge Robert P. Contillo of the Superior Court of New Jersey ruled Tuesday that the plaintiffs – Stationary Engineers Local 39 Pension Trust Fund and Alfredo DiMaggio – failed to satisfy any of the four conditions for a preliminary injunction in the state.

The court considered the motion on an expedited basis because the...
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