Dr. Reddy's Prilosec Fees Bid Sends Judge Reeling

Law360, New York (May 5, 2010, 7:32 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday blasted attorneys' fees requested by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.'s law firm Budd Larner PC from AstraZeneca AB, which had been ordered to pay up after bringing a “frivolous” patent infringement lawsuit over Prilosec OTC.

“When I opened the fee award documentation sent by defendants' counsel, I almost fell off my chair,” Judge Colleen McMahon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said in an order.

“The fee request is outrageous on its face,” the judge continued....
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