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3rd Circ. To Hear Class Cert. Appeal In Lamictal Case

Law360 (March 18, 2019, 6:10 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. as they look to nix a class certification for buyers accusing the drugmakers of delaying generic alternatives to the mood stabilizer Lamictal.

An appellate panel granted a petition from GSK and Teva seeking permission to appeal a December ruling in New Jersey district court that certified a class of direct purchasers who allegedly overpaid for the branded version of the drug or its generic. Last month U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor stayed the sending of class notices until the circuit court could...

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