Calif. Pay-For-Delay Ban Won't Be Paused Pending Appeal

Law360 (January 10, 2020, 9:49 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday declined to temporarily block a new state law prohibiting pay-for-delay deals between branded and generic drug makers while a group of pharmaceutical companies appeals his earlier decision, ruling the group hadn't shown a likelihood of success in the Ninth Circuit.

Assembly Bill 824 is a 2019 law that establishes a presumption of anti-competitiveness for reverse payment settlements in which a generic-drug maker postpones market entry and receives a payment from the branded competitor.

Last week, the Association for Accessible Medicines said it appealed to the Ninth Circuit following U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley's New Year's...

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