In re Hypodermic Products Antitrust Litigation
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Product:Hypodermic products, including syringes and blood collection devices
Berger & Montague served on the Executive
Committee for a class of direct purchasers of hypodermic products,
including syringes and blood collection
Plaintiffs alleged that through product bundling and other
means, Defendant Becton Dickinson & Co. exploited its monopoly
power in the market for hypodermic products by inducing purchasers
of its products to pay heavy price penalties if they bought
hypodermic products from any of Becton, Dickinson's rivals.
Plaintiffs claimed that through this conduct, Becton, Dickinson
enhanced its monopoly power and artificially inflated prices of its
market dominant hypodermic products to all purchasers.
Berger & Montague was substantially involved in
negotiating a $45 million settlement on behalf of the direct