3rd Circ. Mulling FTC-AbbVie Pause Till High Court Acts

Law360 (July 13, 2020, 10:06 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit may need to pump the brakes on the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust spat with AbbVie following a U.S. Supreme Court decision to review the agency's authority to order financial restitution, the Philadelphia appeals court said.

In a one-paragraph order Friday, the Third Circuit gave the FTC and AbbVie until July 24 to weigh in on the need to pause their fight over a $448 million disgorgement order against the drugmaker. Hanging over that spat is the high court's July 9 decision to hear two consumer protection cases from the Seventh and Ninth circuits related to the FTC's power to impose...

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