November 17, 2011
On November 17, 2011 the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) announced that it was closing an investigation into the conduct of IDEXX Laboratories and published its “No Grounds for Action” decision. A Compass Lexecon team of Justin Coombs, David Shaharudin, and Sergey Khodjamirian advised IDEXX and its counsel, including Edward Miller and Angela Gregson at Reed Smith LLP. The OFT investigated claims that IDEXX, a manufacturer of lab testing equipment and provider of testing services to vets, was using bundled discounts and other incentives to foreclose competitors. Compass Lexecon provided a report to the OFT which showed that IDEXX’s discounts and other incentives were not capable of excluding equally-efficient competitors.
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