Federal Judge Dismisses Promega Suit Vs. Hoffman LaRoche, Applera

Law360, New York (July 1, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed biotech company Promega Corp.'s lawsuit in a long-running legal battle against rival Hoffmann LaRoche and its partner, Applera Corp, but Promega two weeks to provide additional details in an amended lawsuit.

Claude M. Hilton, chief judge for the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia, requested Promega provide additional detail supporting its False Claims Act complaint against Hoffmann LaRoche and its partner, Applera Corp.

Specifically, the judge requested further facts regarding the "who, what, when, where and how" of...
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