$103 million settlement reached in Astra Zeneca case, announced Hagens Berman

AstraZeneca agreed to pay $103 million in two different but related settlements stemming from claims brought by HBBS. The settlement adds to a series of victories and verdicts in the AWP cases filed by HBSS that has returned hundreds of million dollars to consumers and third-party payers from an array of pharmaceutical defendants.

The settlement also provides $90 million to class members in the US outside Massachusetts who purchased these drugs and fit the same class descriptions.

These settlements follow a trial of Massachusetts's claims resulting in a verdict for the Massachusetts plaintiffs in November 2007. AZ appealed that verdict to the First Circuit. In September 2009 the First Circuit rejected AZ's appeal, leading to the settlement of both Massachusetts claims and national claims.

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