Lawyers Trade Blows Over Asahi, Actelion Trial Conduct

Law360, New York (April 13, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for drugmaker Actelion Ltd. fought back Monday against professional misconduct allegations in a licensing and antitrust fight with Asahi Kasei Pharma Corp., arguing in a California state court that the claims were an attempt to hijack trial proceedings.

In a response filed with the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Mateo, counsel for Actelion called a March memorandum filed by Asahi’s lawyers documenting allegedly improper behavior on the part of Actelion attorneys “categorically offensive” and said Asahi’s counsel was simply trying...
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