States Push New Bellwether Generic Drug Price-Fixing Case

Law360 (March 17, 2021, 5:42 PM EDT) -- If a Pennsylvania federal judge wants to swap out the bellwether case in sprawling litigation that accuses much of the generic drug industry of price-fixing, a coalition of attorneys general want her to choose a different state-brought case than the one she's currently considering as a replacement.

Right now U.S. District Judge Cynthia M. Rufe has two main options for a bellwether after she decided the current selection — a state enforcer case that focuses mainly on Teva Pharmaceuticals — wasn't a good candidate due to pending criminal charges.

Both of the prospective bellwethers are also state enforcer cases, and it seems...

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