GSK Can't Duck Insurers' RICO Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (November 9, 2016, 11:34 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Wednesday that GlaxoSmithKline cannot escape a suit brought by 41 insurers over adulterated drugs from a now-defunct Puerto Rican factory, invoking a recent appellate decision that allowed union health funds to sue the drugmaker under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

U.S. District Judge Juan Sanchez found that the insurer plaintiffs had shown that they had been injured economically by the purchasing of the adulterated drugs in question, noting the Third Circuit’s ruling in a case over the drugmaker’s Avandia...
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