Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit: Prosthetic Knee Manufacturer Failed To Prove Injury To Competition

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit: Prosthetic Knee Manufacturer Failed To Prove Injury To Competition

SAN FRANCISCO - A manufacturer of prosthetic knees failed to demonstrate that its rival violated California's antitrust law by using its market power to manipulate insurance reimbursement for such knees because the manufacturer failed to prove that competition was adversely affected, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed Feb. 24 in an unpublished opinion (DAW Industries, Inc. v. Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc., No. 11-56858, 9th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 3406).

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