In re Lidoderm Antitrust Litigation

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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

In re: Lidoderm Antitrust Litigation

MDL Docket No. 14-md-02521-WHO

There are three settlements that resolve a class action lawsuit (the “Lawsuit”) currently in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (“the Court”) against Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Endo”), Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc., Teikoku Seiyaku Co., Ltd. (together “Teikoku”), Actavis, Inc., Watson Laboratories, Inc., Actavis plc, Anda Inc., Anda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Valmed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (together “Watson” and collectively “Defendants”).  The Lawsuit was brought by consumers and third-party payors of branded and generic Lidoderm (“End-Payor Plaintiffs”) who allege that, as part of a 2012 settlement of a patent infringement litigation, Endo and Teikoku unlawfully paid Watson to delay the launch a generic Lidoderm product.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit claim that Defendants hurt competition and violated state laws in Arizona, California, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, or Wisconsin (“Class States”); by unlawfully delaying the availability of allegedly less expensive generic versions of Lidoderm. Plaintiffs allege that Defendants’ conduct caused certain consumers and third-party payors to pay too much for Lidoderm in these states. Defendants deny any wrongdoing.

Copies of court documents are available on the Court Documents tab.

This lawsuit did not claim that Lidoderm is unsafe or ineffective.


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The deadline to submit a claim was: October 1, 2018.

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The deadline to submit an objection wa: August 21, 2018.


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