SC AG Can't Skirt AstraZeneca Improper Penalty Claims

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 8:07 PM EST) -- A South Carolina state judge on Tuesday refused to toss AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP's case alleging the South Carolina attorney general's suit over the anti-psychotic drug Seroquel is an orchestrated plan to collect unconstitutional contingency fees for his office and three private law firms.

The pharmaceutical company filed a complaint in March in the Court of Common Pleas in Spartanburg County, S.C., alleging Attorney General Alan Wilson violated the company's due process rights under the state and U.S. constitutions by hiring financially interested attorneys to oversee the...
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