Small Pharmacies Seek Class Cert. In Caremark Antitrust Row

Law360, Philadelphia (November 5, 2012, 5:42 PM EST) -- An attorney hoping to represent a group of independent pharmacies asked a Pennsylvania federal judge Monday for class certification as part of multidistrict litigation accusing a group of pharmacy benefit managers of suppressing competition by deflating compensation paid to the pharmacies for drug sales.

In a hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Darnell Jones in Philadelphia, attorney Joe Whatley Jr. argued that the court should certify a class in the case despite the inability of an expert witness to show that independent pharmacies have suffered as...
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