Case Name: In re Lidoderm Antitrust Litigation
Docket No.: 14-md-02521
filed:November 12, 2013
court:U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
The Lidoderm case was filed on November 12, 2013, and is currently pending in the Northern District of California. Lipoderm is a lidocaine-containing pain patch for the treatment of pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia.
The Lidoderm complaint alleges that defendants’ entered into anticompetitive “pay for delay” settlement agreements. Plaintiffs allege that these agreements delayed the availability of less expensive generic equivalents for over a year and half, forcing consumers and health plans to pay millions in overcharges.