US: Align gets rival antitrust suit tossed

Align, maker of the popular Invisalign orthodontic treatment for straightening teeth without metal braces, won a ruling dismissing an antitrust lawsuit 3Shape filed in August 2018.

3Shape “did not identify any antitrust law doctrine that supports” its conclusion that “the sum total of Align’s alleged acts — its ‘scheme’ — was anticompetitive,” U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark wrote in opinion filed Sept. 26 in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware

With ruling, Stark adopted Magistrate Judge Jennifer Hall’s August recommendation for dismissal of the lawsuit

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