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Epipen (Epinephrine Injection, USP) Marketing, Sales Practices and Antitrust Litigation

Case Summary

According to the Transfer Order dated August 3, 2017 and filed in our court on August 4, 2017:

“This litigation . . . involve[s] allegations of anticompetitive conduct or unfair methods of competition by one or more Mylan entities with respect to the EpiPen, a spring-loaded injector marketed by Mylan that delivers a pre-measured and pre-loaded amount of epinephrine for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis.

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These actions share factual questions arising from Mylan’s alleged dominance in the market for epinephrine auto-injectors and recent increases of the price for the EpiPen. Plaintiffs allege anticompetitive conduct including, among other things:  engaging in a ‘hard switch’ and selling EpiPens only in packs of two; entering into discount agreements with schools that were conditioned on the schools not purchasing competing products; securing multiple overlapping patents on minor changes to the EpiPen and engaging in ‘sham’ patent litigation to forestall generic competition; and paying excessive rebates to commercial insurance companies, pharmaceutical benefits managers, and state-based Medicaid agencies conditioned on those companies and agencies not reimbursing the use of competing products.  Plaintiffs assert claims for violation of federal and state antitrust laws, as well as state consumer protection laws.”

Doc. 1 at 1, 2 (footnote omitted).

This web page provides a brief summary of the case along with selected documents filed by the parties.  To view all of the records in the case, please use the court's Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER).  For more information on PACER and how to access court records, including court transcripts, CLICK HERE

Contact Information

Plaintiff's Counsel
Lynn Lincoln Sarko (Co-Lead Plaintiffs' Counsel)

Keller Rohrback
1201 3rd Ave. - Ste. 3200
Seattle, WA 98101

Paul J. Geller (Co-Lead Plaintiffs' Counsel)

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
120 East Palmetto Park Road, Suite 500
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Rex A. Sharp (Co-Lead Plaintiffs' Counsel)

Rex A. Sharp, PA
5301 W. 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS 66208

Ryan C. Hudson (Liaison Counsel for Plaintiffs)

Rex A. Sharp, PA
5301 W. 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS 66208

Warren T. Burns (Co-Lead Plaintiffs' Counsel)

Burns Charest LLP
500 North Akard Street, Suite 2810
Dallas, TX 75201

Plaintiff's Steering Committee
Damien J. Marshall

Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP - NY
575 Lexington Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Elizabeth C. Pritzker (Chair)

Pritzker Levine LLP
180 Grand Avenue, Suite 1390
Oakland, CA 94612

Eric Shaun Hochstadt

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP - New York
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153

Rosemary M. Rivas

44 Montgomery Street, Suite 650
San Francisco, California 94104

Sharon S. Almonrode

The Miller Law Firm, PC
950 West University Drive, Suite 300
Rochester, MI 48307

Steven N. Williams

Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
840 Malcolm Road, Suite 200
Burlingame, CA 94010

W. Mark Lanier

The Lanier Law Firm, PC
6810 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77069

Defendant's Counsel
Brian C. Fries (Liaison Counsel for All Defendants)

Lathrop Gage LLP - KC
2345 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108-2618

Contact Information
Courtroom Deputy for Judge Crabtree
Megan I Garrett
(Chambers) 785-338-5340

Courtroom Deputy for Magistrate Judge James
Carol A. Kuhl
(Chambers) 785-338-5340

Court Reporter
Sherry A. Harris

Conditional Transfer Orders