Lipitor Pay-For-Delay Suit Returned To W.Va. State Court

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 6:48 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Monday sent to state court West Virginia's allegations that Pfizer Inc. entered an anti-competitive settlement of a patent dispute with a company seeking to make generic Lipitor, ruling the suit did not arise under federal law.

West Virginia U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers remanded to a state circuit court the West Virginia attorney general's antitrust suit against Pfizer and generic drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. In addition to granting the remand, which was requested by the state, the judge denied Pfizer's and...
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