Pritzker Levine LLP Files Antitrust Class Action on Behalf of Contact Lens Purchasers

March 12, 2015 (Oakland, CA) – Pritzker Levine LLP announced today that it has filed a class action lawsuit against contact lens manufacturers and the nation’s largest distributor of contact lenses on behalf of all persons and entities who purchased disposable contact lenses manufactured by Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Bausch & Lomb, Cooper Vision, Inc. or Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., where the prices for the contact lenses were set pursuant to a retail price maintenance agreement or a unilateral pricing policy.

The case is pending in federal court in San Francisco, California and was filed by Benjamin Hewitt, Gabrielle Pavelko and John Weissman.

The complaint alleges that Alcon, Bausch & Lomb, Cooper Vision and Johnson & Johnson control 97% of the United States contact lens market and that these four manufacturers conspired with the nation’s largest contact lens distributor, ABB Optical Group, to raise, fix or stabilize the prices of disposable contact lenses sold in the United States through the use of retail price maintenance agreements and unilateral pricing policies that violated federal and state antitrust laws.

Contact lens purchasers seeking more information about the case can contact Elizabeth C. Pritzker of Pritzker Levine at ecp@pritzkerlevine.com or by phone at (415) 805-8532.

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Pritzker Levine LLP is national litigation firm with offices in California and New York.  The firm serves corporate clients, public entities, pension funds, small businesses, nonprofit groups, labor unions, whistleblowers and injured persons in cases involving antitrust violations, securities fraud and derivative claims, commercial disputes, consumer protection, financial wrongdoing, employment law and personal injuries.