Lundbeck Price-Gouging Claims Survive Bid To Toss

Law360, New York (October 15, 2009, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss a putative class action accusing Ovation Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Lundbeck Inc. of jacking up the prices for pharmaceutical treatments of a certain congenital heart defect suffered most frequently by premature infants.

Judge Joan Ericksen, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, ruled Thursday that the defendants’ contention that plaintiff Community Medical Center Healthcare System lacked standing to bring claims over alleged violations of the federal antitrust laws was not compelling because CMCHS had, in fact, received...
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