EU High Court Glaxo Ruling Validates Pay-For-Delay Fines

Law360 (January 30, 2020, 1:59 PM EST) -- The European Court of Justice handed down important guidance Thursday clarifying the circumstances under which pay-for-delay deals between brand and generic drug makers staving off generic competition can violate European Union law, dealing a blow to GlaxoSmithKline PLC and other companies contesting £44.99 million ($59 million) in U.K. government fines.

Thursday’s ruling was a blow to GlaxoSmithKline and other companies contesting $59 million in fines. (Getty) In ruling on the U.K.'s Competition Appeal Tribunal's request for a clarification of law, Europe's highest appeals court held that settlements resolving infringement litigation sparked by efforts to market generic versions of branded drugs can...

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