Monday, November 26, 2007

D.D.C. Certifies Direct Purchasers Suing Over Contraceptive

Per BNA's Class Action Litigation Report:

A federal court in Washington, D.C., Nov. 6 certified a class of drug wholesalers alleging two pharmaceutical companies agreed to hold a generic contraceptive drug off the market in violation of federal antitrust law (Meijer Inc. v. Warner Chilcott Holdings Co., D.D.C., No. 05-2195, 11/6/07).

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia certified a class of "[a]ll persons or entities in the United States who purchased Ovcon 35 directly from Warner Chilcott at any time during the period April 22, 2004, through Dec. 31, 2006."

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