Consumer Group Backs Purchasers In Fraud Case

Law360, New York (May 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of consumer advocates has filed a brief to an appeals court in support of a lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company accused of keeping copycat drugs off the shelves by fraudulently acquiring a patent, in violation of antitrust laws.

The group of supporters, which comprises the American Antitrust Institute, the American Association of Retired People, the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, and Families USA, argue a lower court's dismissal of the class action against Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. will encourage deceptive tactics by other big...
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