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Ocular Sciences v. Bausch & Lomb

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Lawsuit filed in California state court seeks injunctive relief, compensatory and punitive damages from Bausch & Lomb for tortious interference with the March 20 definitive merger agreement between Ocular and Wesley Jessen. The suit is the latest salvo in a tug of war for Wesley Jessen. B&L launched a hostile $34-per-share takeover bid for Wesley Jessen April 3 and filed a lawsuit against Wesley Jessen and Ocular seeking injunctive relief against the merger in the Court of Chancery of Delaware (1"The Gray Sheet" April 10, In Brief)

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