Sanofi, Novo, Lilly Look To Ditch Minn. AG's Insulin Suit

Law360 (August 13, 2019, 6:28 PM EDT) -- Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, Novo Nordisk Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co. urged a New Jersey federal judge Monday to toss the Minnesota attorney general’s insulin pricing lawsuit against them, arguing that the racketeering allegations of deceptive prices are undone by Minnesota law and the state’s own practices.

The drugmakers argued in a joint dismissal brief that the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, state consumer protection and unjust enrichment claims all must be tossed from the litigation, which is only one of the lawsuits to spring from ballooning insulin costs. The claims fail for a variety of reasons, according to the...

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