$184M Settlements OK'd In Loestrin Buyers' Antitrust Row

Law360 (September 2, 2020, 8:11 PM EDT) -- A Rhode Island federal judge has given the final green light to deals totaling about $183.5 million to settle allegations that Lupin and a pair of Allergan units worked to sideline generic alternatives of the birth control drug Loestrin.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William E. Smith granted final approval to a trio of settlements in sprawling litigation that has involved Lupin Pharmaceuticals and Allergan subsidiaries Warner Chilcott and Watson Pharmaceuticals.

Specifically, the judge approved a $1 million settlement between Lupin and a group of end payors of the drug, a $62.5 million deal between third-party payors and the Warner Chilcott defendants,...

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