Rebate Discovery To Proceed In TriCor Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (June 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has allowed discovery to proceed in a lawsuit filed against Abbott Laboratories and Fourier Industrie et Sante by more than a dozen states alleging that the drugmakers conspired to delay a generic version of cholesterol drug TriCor from reaching the market by filing a series of frivolous patent infringement suits.

Judge Sue Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware on Tuesday overruled the states' objections to Abbott seeking discovery of the rebates they negotiate and receive for products containing...
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