In re Hypodermic Products Antitrust Litigation
Court: United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Case No.: MDL No. 1730
Leadership Position: Co-Lead Class Counsel
Wexler Wallace served as Co-Lead Class Counsel on behalf of hospitals, pharmacies and other purchasers of hypodermic products manufactured by Becton Dickinson. The plaintiffs alleged that Becton maintained a monopoly in the disposable hypodermic products market by “bundling” products to reduce or eliminate competition in one of the “bundled” product markets. As a result, healthcare providers and others paid more for these Becton products than they should have paid for the anti-competitive monopoly. On March 17, 2014, final approval was granted to a class-wide settlement for $22 million.