AWP Judge Denies Bulk Of Abbott Subpoena For Docs

Law360, New York (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Abbott Laboratories has come up mostly short in its bid to force the state of Alabama to hand over a slew of documents as the pharmaceutical giant continues trying to build a defense against antitrust allegations that the industry conspired to artificially boost wholesale drug prices.

On Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Coody shot down the majority of the document requests included in the subpoena that Abbott served on the Alabama Attorney General's Office, hoping the material could help exonerate the Illinois-based company in the average...
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