Antitrust Class Action Over Cipro Reinstated

Law360, New York (May 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Wisconsin appeals court has given the green light to a class action antitrust suit against drug maker Bayer Corp., after ruling that the allegations in the complaint full under the purview of state antitrust law.

The lawsuit, dismissed three years ago by a Milwaukee county judge, was filed against Bayer and fellow drug maker Barr Laboratories over the antibiotic Cipro.

The suit was originally dismissed on the grounds that it dealt with interstate commerce, while Wisconsin state law only applied to commerce carried out within...
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