In re Blood Reagents Antitrust Litigation
Status: Ongoing Case
Labaton Sucharow serves on the Executive Committee in this lawsuit filed on behalf of a proposed class of direct purchasers of blood reagents and/or related medical equipment.
Plaintiffs allege that defendants Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc., and Immucor, Inc. conspired to unlawfully fix the prices at which blood reagents would be sold in the United States between January 1, 2000 and the present. The case is pending before the Honorable Jan E. Dubois in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
On August 26, 2010, the Court denied defendants' motion to dismiss the Consolidated Amended Complaint. On December 14, 2010, the Court also denied defendants' motion for reconsideration and for certification of an interlocutory appeal. Discovery is now underway.