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Consumers Seek Certification In Contact Lens Antitrust MDL

Law360, Miami (March 3, 2017, 9:49 PM EST) -- Consumers in multidistrict litigation accusing major contact lens makers of conspiring to block price competition told a federal judge Friday that class certification is as proper now as it was in a similar MDL settled by the same defendants in 2001.

The litigation, which was centralized in the Middle District of Florida in 2015, brings antitrust claims against manufacturers Alcon Laboratories Inc., Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., Bausch & Lomb Inc. and CooperVision Inc., which combine to control 97 percent of the disposable contact lens...
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