Ixchel Loses 9th Circ. Appeal In Antitrust Row With Biogen

Law360 (September 17, 2020, 9:21 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday held that a lower court did not err in dismissing claims from Ixchel Pharma LLC that Biogen Inc. illegally undermined its development of a neuromuscular disease treatment by signing an anti-competitive deal with another company, affirming there was no tortious interference in the contract.

In the unpublished three-page opinion, the panel said it reached its decision following the California Supreme Court answering two of its certified questions on the case.

Among the answers that the high court gave in August is that a "rule of reason applies to determine the validity of a contractual provision by...

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