States Fight Mediation In Drug Pricing Suit

Law360, New York (July 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The attorneys general of five states have lashed out at a federal judge’s order requesting certain parties to resolve their differences through mediation in a massive antitrust class action alleging a slew of drug makers defrauded consumers by artificially inflating the prices of various prescription medications.

The attorneys general of Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi and South Carolina said in court documents filed Monday that they objected to U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris’ July 24 decision ordering the parties involved in 19 cases in the wide-ranging...
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