Judge Disses Class Cert. Bid In Sanofi Ketek Suit

Law360, New York (February 17, 2011, 3:27 PM EST) -- A magistrate judge has given a thumbs-down review to third-party payors' class certification bid in their suit accusing Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC of fraudulently marketing its antibiotic Ketek by misrepresenting its safety and effectiveness.

Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Rayes Jr. handed down his report and recommendation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Wednesday, finding that the employee benefit fund plaintiffs had failed to demonstrate that Sanofi's alleged violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act actually caused their claimed...
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