Abbott Lied About Rival's Infant Formula: Suit

Law360, New York (February 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- PBM Products LLC, a maker of infant formula, has sued Abbott Laboratories for allegedly violating the Lanham Act and attempting to reduce competition in the infant formula market by telling Target Corp. that PBM's product is inferior.

In a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, PBM claims Abbott represented to Target that PBM's immune support infant formula product is inferior, misbranded and misleading, which PBM claims resulted in reduced competition for Abbott in the $3.2 billion-a-year infant formula...
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