Pharma Co. Says €140M Award Suit Doesn't Belong In Mass.

Law360 (May 5, 2021, 9:32 PM EDT) -- Taiwanese pharmaceutical company PharmaEssentia urged a Massachusetts federal judge to toss Austrian pharmaceutical company AOP Orphan's €140 million ($169.7 million) award confirmation suit, arguing that the court does not have general or specific jurisdiction over this case.

AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals AG is trying to confirm its International Chamber of Commerce award from a contract spat with PharmaEssentia Corporation after the Taiwanese pharmaceutical company allegedly tried changing the financial terms of a contract related to licensing a medical product that treats rare blood cancers.

PEC wrote in its Tuesday supplemental brief supporting its March motion to dismiss that AOP opened the suit...

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