PHILADELPHIA – Two drug store operators who sued pharmaceutical companies Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Biotech - citing alleged antitrust violations, conspiracy and unfair competition - have had their suit dismissed through summary judgment.
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Xarelto litigation resolved with $775M global settlement; Louisiana federal court, Philadelphia's CLC handled most cases
PHILADELPHIA – Though juries had sided with defendants in early trials, more than 27,000 federal and state court lawsuits nationwide surrounding blood-thinner Xarelto have culminated in a global settlement of $775 million with its makers admitting no liability.
Multidistrict litigation – sprawling cases sometimes involving thousands of plaintiffs from all over the country – now represents more than half of the civil caseload in federal courts, according to a new survey, yet defendants complain the rules governing them are largely judge-made and haphazardly enforced.