Nexium Direct Purchasers Win Class Cert. In Antitrust MDL

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 5:25 PM ET) -- A Massachusetts judge granted class certification on Wednesday to a group of direct purchasers alleging AstraZeneca PLC and others breached antitrust laws by engineering the delay of a generic form of heartburn drug Nexium.

U.S. District Judge William G. Young noted that the defendants raised many of the same objections in their efforts to avoid certification of a class of end-buyers he approved in mid-November, and said the same analysis applies “with full force and effect” to the direct purchasers’ certification bid.

The direct purchasers claim...
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Case Information

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In Re: Nexium (Esomeprazole) Antitrust Litigation

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William G. Young

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December 7, 2012


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