Challenge To FTC Authority Belongs In Calif., Agency Says

Law360, Fort Wayne (March 2, 2017, 3:49 PM EST) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday asked a Pennsylvania federal court to dismiss a lawsuit by Watson Laboratories and Allergan challenging its authority to bring lawsuits over past behavior, saying the companies should raise the objection in an ongoing pay-for-delay case in California.

The FTC has sued Watson Laboratories Inc. and former parent Allergan Finance LLC in a California federal court alleging the companies delayed generic competition for pain relief patch Lidoderm, and the companies should move to dismiss that case if they believe the agency has stepped outside of its bounds, the FTC said.

Instead, Watson and Allergan have...

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