Judge Extends Stay In Antitrust OxyContin Suit

Law360, New York (July 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The judge presiding over the antitrust litigation involving controversial painkiller OxyContin has decided to stay the competition and infringement claims currently flying in the multidistrict case, opting to extend a suspension first issued last March.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Sidley Stein ruled that the defendants' antitrust counterclaims as well as the plaintiff's claims of infringement should continue to be shelved in the wake of a July 12 conference with both sides.

The ruling will not affect the central issue of inequitable conduct, with the judge...
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