Calif. Cipro Case Puts Pay-For-Delay Deals Under Scrutiny

(Law360)  The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next month in a proposed class action brought by purchasers of antibiotic Cipro alleging Bayer Corp. illegally paid several generics makers nearly $400 million to delay market entry, and experts say a ruling that subjects pay-for-delay settlements to a stricter standard of review could reverberate nationwide, deterring drug companies from entering into these pacts.

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