RICO Suit Over Sanofi Antibiotic Should Be Tossed, Judge Says

Law360, New York (September 18, 2012, 2:27 PM EDT) -- A New York magistrate judge on Monday recommended the dismissal of a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit alleging Sanofi-Aventis US LLP fraudulently marketed antibiotic Ketek by misrepresenting the drug's safety and effectiveness, saying the plaintiffs offered insufficient evidence to support their claims.

In a report and recommendation favoring summary judgment for Sanofi, U.S. Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes Jr. said the three employee welfare and benefit funds that brought suit against Sanofi failed to prove that the pharmaceutical giant violated RICO and 44 state...
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