Atty Can't Represent AWP Classes, 1st Circ. Rules

Law360, New York (June 24, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit on Thursday dismissed a case brought by Donald Haviland of Haviland Hughes LLC, who appealed an order barring him from serving as class counsel in any federal litigation challenging average wholesale price drug schemes.

Haviland lodged his notice of appeal in July 2010 after U.S. District Judge Patti Saris took issue with his clients' sudden withdrawal as class representatives in consolidated AWP litigation, which accuses a handful of pharmaceutical giants, including Johnson & Johnson, Schering-Plough Corp. and GlaxoSmithKline PLC, among others, of willfully...
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