Astra Told To Pay Dr. Reddy's Fees In Prilosec Suit

Law360, New York (March 31, 2010, 12:17 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered AstraZeneca AB to pay attorneys' fees to Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. for bringing a “frivolous” and “baseless” patent infringement suit in an effort to keep a generic version of heartburn medication Prilosec OTC off the market.

Judge Colleen McMahon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a stringing order Tuesday, saying that AstraZeneca, through “exceptional” conduct, had drawn out discovery against Dr. Reddy's over "meritless" accusations, “cluttering a busy court with work that should never...
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