Antitrust Suit Claims Eisai Duped Patent Agency

Law360, New York (November 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A U.S. grocery chain has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Eisai Co. Ltd. over the Japanese drug maker’s allegedly illegal attempts to prevent a generic version of its lucrative ulcer drug from hitting the market.

The complaint was penned on behalf of Meijer Inc. by attorneys with Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll PLLC in New York. It was filed Nov. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Meijer claims that Eisai has monopolized the U.S. market for Aciphex, a multibillion-dollar...
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