In re Metoprolol Succinate Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, No. 06-52 (D. Del.)
In the Toprol case, Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP represents a pharmaceutical wholesaler and a class of direct purchasers of AstraZeneca’s branded drug Toprol XL (extended-release metoprolol succinate). The case alleges that AstraZeneca fraudulently procured two patents and filed multiple baseless patent infringement lawsuits using those patents, solely in an effort to delay less-expensive generic competition, a violation of § 2 of the Sherman Act. A $20 million settlement in the case has been approved by the court, and final judgment has been entered.
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