Sanofi Can't Revive Antitrust Counterclaim In Vaccine Case

Law360, New York (April 10, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge overseeing a proposed class action claiming Sanofi Pasteur Inc. pushed anti-competitive contract restrictions onto vaccine customers refused Tuesday to let the drugmaker appeal the dismissal of its antitrust counterclaim, calling Sanofi's arguments “unpersuasive.”

In his ruling to deny Sanofi final judgment or leave to file an interlocutory appeal, U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares let stand his December decision dismissing the drugmaker's counterclaims that the plaintiffs — a group of medical practices that purchase pediatric vaccines directly from Sanofi or its...
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