States sued manufacturer of antitdepressant Paxil, alleging patent misuse and sham litigation designed to prevent generic entry. Parties settled for $14 million.
State filed suit against school bus distributors after guilty pleas in federal investigaiton. Distributors settled for $1.3 million damages and injunctive relief.
In re Cardizem CD Antitrust Litigation 99-MD-1278 (E.D. Mich. Jan. 29, 2003), 332 F.3d 896 (6th Cir. 2003)
Plaintiff States sought damages and injunctive relief, alleging that defendants entered into an unlawful agreement attempting to delay or prevent the marketing of less expensive generic alternatives to Cardizem CD, a brand name drug used to prevent heart attacks. The Plaintiff States settled for $80 million, the bulk of which was to be used to reimburse purchasers including consumers, insurance companies and other third-party payers for overcharges paid for Cardizem CD between 1998 and 2003.
Michigan v. Warner-Universal Ambulance Service, 1980-2 Trade Cas. (CCH) 63,536 (Mich. Cir. Ct. 1980)
State sought damages and injunctive relief, alleging that Defendants conspired with one another to collectively refuse to participate in or collectively refuse to withdraw from the Michigan Medicaid Program.