Johnson & Johnson Wins Medical Device Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (August 30, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson scored a major win Tuesday in an antitrust suit that accused the medical device maker of illegally boosting sales of trocars and clip appliers by selling them at a discount with sutures, on which it has a monopoly.

Applied Medical Resources Corp., a Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.-based medical device company, had alleged that Johnson & Johnson stole its business through the competition-stifling discounts.

It sued Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc. in September 2003 for $54 million in damages, which would have been...
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