Antitrust Complaint More Than Holds Its Own, Dentists Say

Law360, New York (June 15, 2016, 2:55 PM EDT) -- A putative class of dentists are defending their claims of an antitrust conspiracy in New York federal court against the three largest distributors of dental supplies in the U.S., saying that their consolidated complaint should not be dismissed because it goes above and beyond what's necessary.

The distributors — Henry Schein Inc., Patterson Companies Inc. and Benco Dental Supply Company Inc. — have argued that the three elements of the alleged scheme are merely isolated actions and that the plaintiffs haven't sufficiently tied it all together. The seven plaintiffs, however, said in a filing posted Tuesday that they only need to allege a...

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