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Law360's Pay-For-Delay Case Cheat Sheet For 2018

By Melissa Lipman (January 10, 2018, 2:04 PM EST) -- More than four years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark pay-for-delay ruling, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen indicated the antitrust enforcer's crackdown might have at last turned the corner as the number of potentially problematic pharmaceutical patent settlements dropped.

But litigation over past settlements continues to steam ahead in federal courts across the country.

Here's a cheat sheet of major pay-for-delay suits to watch in 2018.

First Circuit

Case: In re: Loestrin 24 Fe Antitrust Litigation

Court: District of Rhode Island

Drug: Loestrin, oral contraceptive

Status: Discovery

In this case, drug purchasers claim that Warner Chilcott PLC signed a series...

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