Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation Settlement
Johnson & Johnson paid $60 million to settle antitrust litigation brought by 32 states and private litigants against contact lens manufacturers and the American Optometric Association. The lawsuits alleged the defendants conspired to keep the price of contact lenses high by making them available only from eye care professionals, retail optical stores, and certain merchandisers. J&J agreed to distribute at least $30 million in rebates, pay up to $5 million in cash or coupons to consumers who formerly wore J&J contact lenses, and pay $25 million in cash into a settlement fund.
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