Nexium Buyers Seek New Trial In Pay-For-Delay Case

Law360, New York (January 2, 2015, 4:14 PM EST) -- A group of Nexium buyers has asked a Massachusetts federal court for a new trial over antitrust claims that AstraZeneca PLC and Ranbaxy Inc. used a patent settlement to delay the launch of a cheaper generic version of the heartburn treatment.

Both the direct purchaser and end payor classes of plaintiffs, as well as individual retailers pursuing the case, argued in a pair of Wednesday filings that they should get a new trial of their so-called pay-for-delay antitrust claims against the two drugmakers because of last-minute changes the court made to the jury questionnaire and instructions.

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