Bayer Antitrust Judge Fears Opening Discovery 'Floodgates'

Law360 (July 30, 2020, 10:44 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge expressed "a lot of concerns" Thursday about the adequacy of Tevra Brands LLC's $114 million pet medication antitrust complaint against Bayer, saying she's hesitant to "open up the floodgates of what will be enormously expensive discovery."

During a hearing held via Zoom, U.S. District Judge Beth Freeman doubted whether the generic pet medication company's antitrust complaint sufficiently defines the market that Bayer HealthCare LLC allegedly monopolizes. She noted that there appear to be different types of pet flea and tick medication products involved — one being a flea collar and another being a topical treatment.

"I just...

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