3rd Circ. Preview: Antitrust, Defamation Suits Kick Off Fall

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (September 17, 2021, 6:26 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit will begin autumn by weighing antitrust matters involving Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.'s bid to arbitrate claims that doctors overpaid for rotavirus vaccines and an airport restaurant subleasing company's resistance to a Pepsi-only sales rule.

Also this month, defamatory sentiments will be the crux of cases centering on whether a vitamin drink company can get insurance coverage to fight what it says are "disparagement" claims, and a physician's attempt to toss a former Temple University professor's lawsuit over an alleged smear campaign.

In other matters, the circuit judges will determine if a mining company's fight against a creditor's...

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