Alere Sues Abbott to Force Completion of $5.8 Billion Deal

  • Alere shares fall 2.8 percent after suit filed in Delaware
  • Combination would create world’s largest medical-testing firm

Alere Inc. sued Abbott Laboratories to compel the completion of their pending $5.8 billion takeover deal, claiming the medical-device maker failed to get U.S. antitrust clearance in an effort to scuttle the contentious transaction.

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