3rd Circ. Mulls Class Cert. In J&J Reagent Antitrust Case

Law360, Philadelphia (February 12, 2014, 6:13 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge's order granting class certification in multidistrict litigation accusing a Johnson & Johnson unit of fixing prices of reagents used in blood tests was based on flawed expert testimony, the company told the Third Circuit on Wednesday.

Paul Saint-Antoine of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, an attorney for J&J unit Ortho-Clinical Inc., urged a three-judge panel to overthrow an order certifying a class of direct purchasers on the grounds that a district court had improperly deferred questions about the merits of expert testimony...
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