Drug Cos. Protest Utah's Bid To Remove AWP Case

Law360, New York (June 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Several drug companies are fighting Utah's bid to move its case in the multidistrict litigation over average wholesale drug prices, saying that the MDL, rather than state court, is the proper venue for the case.

The drugmakers' motion, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, argues that the state's allegations are based on the same core allegations as the other cases transferred to the MDL.

The state filed its complaint in Utah state court in November 2007, alleging that Abbott Laboratories,...
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