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BRIEF-U.S. appeals court voids $340 mln antitrust verdict against Becton Dickinson
December 2, 2016 / 5:16 PM / a year ago

BRIEF-U.S. appeals court voids $340 mln antitrust verdict against Becton Dickinson

Dec 2 (Reuters) - Becton Dickinson And Co

* U.S. appeals court overturns retractable technologies’ $340 million verdict against becton dickinson in antitrust case over syringes--court ruling

* 5th u.s. circuit court of appeals calls the claim that becton tried to monopolize u.s. safety syringe market ‘infirm as a matter of law’

* Appeals court says “patent infringement, which operates to increase competition, is not anticompetitive conduct”

* Appeals court says allegation that becton tainted market for retractable syringes while quietly plotting to sell its own “unsupported and incoherent”

* Appeals court upholds jury finding that becton is liable for false advertising, but orders that damages be recalculated Further company coverage:

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