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FTC Loses Venue Fight In Reverse Payment Deal Suit

Law360 (April 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has transferred the Federal Trade Commission's ongoing battle against reverse payment settlements out of a California federal court — a significant loss for the agency in a heated venue dispute with a group of pharmaceutical companies in the case.

Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California signed an order transferring the case to a Georgia federal court Thursday, saying the FTC's choice of forum is not a “sufficiently strong factor” to deny the pharmaceutical companies' request...
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