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Judge Holds Off On Class Cert. In Drug Price Suit

Law360 (May 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has stalled a California county's bid to certify more than 1,000 health centers as a class in its suit accusing 12 pharmaceutical companies of systematic overcharges for covered drugs, saying the court needs more time to look at an “unprecedented genre of litigation.”

Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California told the county of Santa Clara on May 5 that the court would take a wait-and-see approach to its proposed class action, which could ultimately see as...
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