Nexium Antitrust

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro was appointed liaison and co-lead counsel in a challenge to a pay-for-delay deal for the billion dollar drug, Nexium. The case went to trial before the Honorable William G. Young in October 2014. A jury rendered an arguably inconsistent verdict for defendant AstraZeneca, and plaintiffs’ motions for a new trial are currently pending before the Court. Plaintiffs are also seeking injunctive relief in light of the jury’s verdict.

The Court has preliminarily approved settlements of the case between the Direct Purchaser Class and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., and between the Direct Purchaser Class and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Ltd. and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc. The case is In re: Nexium (Esomeprazole) Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Civil Action No. 1:12-md-02409 (WGY).  Copies are available from the links at right.

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09/29/15: Notices of Appeal Filed

The court denied the motions for new trial and injunction, noting in his 97-page opinion that, "I did not try this case very well ..." All plaintiffs have filed notices of appeal to the First Circuit.

04/07/15: Settlements Approved

The court has approved the settlements and motions for expenses from the bench, with written orders to follow.

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