Eye Surgery Antitrust Suit Against Alcon Dismissed

Law360, New York (February 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge has dismissed an antitrust lawsuit lodged by microsurgical device company Synergetics USA Inc. that accused Swiss rival Alcon Inc. of using its position in the marketplace to influence surgeons to buy Alcon eye surgery products.

In a decision Monday, Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York tossed the first amended complaint in the case, but gave Synergetics until March 6 to file a second amended complaint.

A lawyer for Synergetics said Tuesday that she disagreed with...
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