Cipro Pay-For-Delay Deal Was Within Calif. Law: Court

Law360, New York (August 25, 2009, 7:33 PM EDT) -- Following in the footsteps of the federal courts, a state court judge in California has ruled that Bayer AG did not violate the state's antitrust law when it paid Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. to delay the entry of a generic version of the antibiotic Cipro.

In a ruling Friday, Judge Richard E. L. Strauss of the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, drew on a 2008 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that affirmed the dismissal of a consolidated class...
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