Cipro Antitrust Case Goes To State Court

Law360, New York (July 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A class action accusing Bayer AG as well as several smaller pharmaceutical companies of antitrust violations on a national scale can proceed under Wisconsin state jurisdiction, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin ruled Friday.

The court upheld a 2006 Wisconsin appellate decision stating that the allegations can be adjudicated by state courts because the alleged conduct, though falling under interstate commerce, nonetheless “substantially affects” residents of Wisconsin.

Bayer and the other defendants, including Barr Laboratories Inc., stand accused of entering into an agreement designed to restrict competition...
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