ResMed Accused of Antitrust Violations on Respiratory Masks

The US distributor for Chinese respiratory mask maker BMC Medical, 3B Medical, sued San Diego-based ResMed last week, alleging antitrust violations. ResMed is accused of entering in de facto exclusive contracts with its customers that threatened substantial price increases unless its customers purchase most of its masks from ResMed. ResMed is further accused of interfering with 3B Medical's existing and potential customers through false and disparaging statements. [3/17/15]