In re Lipitor Antitrust Litigation, 041317 FED3, 14-4202

Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Attorney:Monica L. Rebuck Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Maureen S. Lawrence Barry L. Refsin [ARGUED] Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller One Logan Square 18th & Cherry Streets, Counsel for Appellants Rite Aid Corp., Rite Aid Hdqtrs Corp., Maxi Drug Inc., Eckerd Corp. and JCG (PJC) USA L...
Judge Panel:Before: AMBRO, SMITH and FISHER, Circuit Judges.
Opinion Judge:FISHER, Circuit Judge.
Party Name:IN RE: LIPITOR ANTITRUST LITIGATION Rite Aid Corporation; Rite Aid Hdqtrs. Corporation; JC (PJC) USA, LLC; Maxi Drug, Inc. d/b/a Brooks Pharmacy; Eckerd Corporation, Appellants in No. 14-4202 Walgreen Company; The Kroger Co.; Safeway, Inc.; Supervalu, Inc.; HEB Grocery Company L.P., Appellants in No. 14-4203 Giant Eagle, Inc., Appellant in No. ...
Case Date:April 13, 2017
Docket Nº:14-4202, 14-4203, 14-4204, 14-4205, 14-4206, 14-4602, 14-4632, 15-1184, 15-1185, 15-1186, 15-1187, 15-1274, 15-1323, 15-1342
 
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IN RE: LIPITOR ANTITRUST LITIGATION

Rite Aid Corporation; Rite Aid Hdqtrs. Corporation; JC (PJC) USA, LLC; Maxi Drug, Inc. d/b/a Brooks Pharmacy; Eckerd Corporation, Appellants in No. 14-4202

Walgreen Company; The Kroger Co.; Safeway, Inc.; Supervalu, Inc.; HEB Grocery Company L.P., Appellants in No. 14-4203

Giant Eagle, Inc., Appellant in No. 14-4204

Meijer, Inc.; Meijer Distribution, Inc., Appellants in No. 14-4205

Rochester Drug Co-Operative, Inc.; Stephen L. LaFrance Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a SAJ Distributors; Burlington Drug Company, Inc.; Value Drug Company; Professional Drug Company, Inc.; American Sales Company LLC, Appellants in No. 14-4206

A.F.L.-A.G.C. Building Trades Welfare Plan; Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland; New Mexico United Food and Commercial Workers Union's and Employers' Health and Welfare Trust Fund; Louisiana Health Service Indemnity Company, d/b/a Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana; Bakers Local 433 Health Fund; Twin Cities Bakery Workers Health and Welfare Fund; Fraternal Order of Police, Fort Lauderdale Lodge 31, Insurance Trust Fund; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98; New York Hotel Trades Counsel & Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., Health Benefits Fund; Edward Czarnecki; Emilie Heinle; Frank Palter; Andrew Livezey; Edward Ellenson; Jean Ellyne Dougan; Nancy Billington, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Appellants in No. 14-4602

RP Healthcare, Inc.; Chimes Pharmacy, Inc.; James Clayworth, R.Ph., d/b/a Clayworth Pharmacy; Marin Apothecaries, Inc., d/b/a Ross Valley Pharmacy; Golden Gate Pharmacy Services, Inc., d/b/a Golden Gate Pharmacy; Pediatric Care Pharmacy, Inc.; Meyers Pharmacy, Inc.; Tony Mavrantonis R. Ph., d/b/a Jack's Drugs; Tilley Apothecaries Inc., d/b/a Zweber's Apothecary, Appellants in No. 14-4632

IN RE: EFFEXOR XR ANTITRUST LITIGATION

Walgreen, Co.; The Kroger, Co.; Safeway, Inc.; Supervalu, Inc.; HEB Grocery Company LP; American Sales Company, Inc., Appellants in No. 15-1184

Rite Aid Corporation; Rite Aid Hdqtrs., Corporation; JCG (PJC) USA, LLC; Maxi Drug, Inc. d/b/a Brooks Pharmacy; Eckerd Corporation; CVS Caremark Corporation, Appellants in No. 15-1185

Giant Eagle, Inc., Appellant in No. 15-1186

Meijer, Inc.; Meijer Distribution, Inc., Appellants in No. 15-1187

Professional Drug Company, Inc.; Rochester Drug Cooperative, Inc.; Stephen L. LaFrance Holdings, Inc.; Stephen L. LaFrance Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a SAJ Distributors; Uniondale Chemist, Inc., Appellants in No. 15-1274

Painters District Council No. 30 Health & Welfare Fund; Medical Mutual of Ohio, Appellants in No. 15-1323

A.F.L.-A.G.C. Building Trades Welfare Plan; Daryl Deino; IBEW-NECA Local 505 Health & Welfare Plan; Louisiana Health Service Indemnity Company d/b/a Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana; Man-U Service Contract Trust Fund; MC-UA Local 119 Health & Welfare Plan; New Mexico United Food and Commercial Workers Union's and Employers' Health and Welfare Trust Fund; Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 572 Health and Welfare Fund; Sergeants Benevolent Association Health and Welfare Fund; Patricia Sutter (together "End-Payor Class Plaintiffs") on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Appellants in No. 15-1342

Nos. 14-4202, 14-4203, 14-4204, 14-4205, 14-4206, 14-4602, 14-4632, 15-1184, 15-1185, 15-1186, 15-1187, 15-1274, 15-1323, 15-1342

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

April 13, 2017

          Argued: September 27, 2016

         On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (MDL 2332) / (D.N.J. No. 3-12-cv-02389) / (D.N.J. No. 3-12-cv-02478) / (D.N.J. No. 3-12-cv-02519) / (D.N.J. No. 3-12-cv-04115) / (D.N.J. No. 3-12-cv-04537) / (D.N.J. No. 3-12-cv-05129) / (D.N.J. No. 3-12-cv-06774) / (D.N.J. No. 3-12-cv-07561) (D.N.J. No. 3-11-cv-05479) / (D.N.J. No. 3-11-cv-05590) / (D.N.J. No. 3-11-cv-05661) / (D.N.J. No. 3-11-cv-06985) / (D.N.J. No. 3-11-cv-07504) / (D.N.J. No. 3-12-cv-03116) / (D.N.J. No. 3-12-cv-03523) District Judge: Honorable Peter G. Sheridan

          Monica L. Rebuck Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Maureen S. Lawrence Barry L. Refsin [ARGUED] Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller One Logan Square 18th & Cherry Streets, Counsel for Appellants Rite Aid Corp., Rite Aid Hdqtrs Corp., Maxi Drug Inc., Eckerd Corp. and JCG (PJC) USA LLC

          Anna T. Neill Scott E. Perwin [ARGUED] Lauren C. Ravkind Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. 1441 Brickell Avenue Counsel for Appellants Walgreen Co., Kroger Co., Safeway Inc., Supervalu, Inc., HEB Grocery Co. LP and American Sales Co. LLC

          David P. Germaine Joseph M. Vanek Vanek, Vickers & Masini, P.C., Bradley J. Demuth Linda P. Nussbaum Nussbaum Law Group P.C. Counsel for Appellants Meijer, Inc. and Meijer Distribution

          Moira Cain-Mannix Bernard D. Marcus Marcus & Shapira LLP One Oxford Centre Counsel for Appellant Giant Eagle, Inc.

          Gregory T. Arnold Kristen A. Johnson Kristie A. LaSalle Thomas M. Sobol Hagens Berman Sobol & Shapiro LLP, Caitlin Coslett Eric L. Cramer Jennifer MacNaughton, Esq. Daniel Simons, Esq. David F. Sorensen, Esq. [ARGUED] Berger & Montague, P.C., Elena K. Chan Bruce E. Gerstein Kimberly Hennings Garwin Gerstein & Fisher LLP, Peter Kohn Richard D. Schwartz Faruqi & Faruqi LLP, Miles Greaves Barry S. Taus Taus Cebulash & Landau, LLP, Erin C. Burns Dianne M. Nast NastLaw LLC, Counsel for Appellants Direct-Purchaser Class Plaintiffs Rochester Drug Co-Operative, Inc., et al.

          James E. Cecchi [ARGUED] Lindsey H. Taylor Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody, & Agnello, P.C., Peter S. Pearlman Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP, Liaison Counsel for Appellants Direct-Purchaser Class Plaintiffs Rochester Drug Co-Operative, Inc., et al.

          Justin N. Boley Bethany R. Turke Kenneth A. Wexler Wexler Wallace LLP, James W. Anderson Vincent J. Esades Renae Steiner David Woodward Heins Mills & Olson, P.L.C., J. Douglas Richards Sharon K. Robertson Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC, Michael M. Buchman Alex Straus, Esq. Motley Rice LLC, Jeffrey L. Kodroff John A. Macoretta Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis, Counsel for Appellants End-Payor Class Plaintiffs AFL-AGC Building Trades Welfare Plan, et al.

          Lisa J. Rodriguez Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, Liaison Counsel for Appellants End-Payor Class Plaintiffs AFL-AGC Building Trades Welfare Plan, et al.

          Joseph M. Alioto [ARGUED] Jamie L. Miller Theresa Driscoll Moore Alioto Law Firm, Timothy A.C. May Gil D. Messina Messina Law Firm, P.C., James M. Dombroski Law Office of James M. Dombroski. Counsel for Appellants RP Healthcare, Inc., et al.

          Lori A. Fanning Marvin A. Miller Matthew E. Van Tine Miller Law LLC, Kevin P. Roddy Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., Mark S. Sandmann Hill Carter Franco Cole & Black, P.C., Counsel for Appellants Painters District Council No. 30 Health & Welfare Fund and Medical Mutual of Ohio

          Steve D. Shadowen Hilliard & Shadowen LLP, Michael A. Carrier Rutgers Law School, Counsel for 48 Law, Economics, and Business Professors and the American Antitrust Institute as Amici Curiae in support of Appellants

          Jonathan E. Nuechterlein, Former General Counsel David C. Shonka, Acting General Counsel Joel Marcus, Director of Litigation

          Michele Arington, Assistant General Counsel Deborah L. Feinstein, Director Markus H. Meier, Acting Deputy Director Bradley S. Albert, Deputy Assistant Director Elizabeth R. Hilder Heather Johnson Jamie R. Towey Federal Trade Commission, Counsel for Federal Trade Commission as Amicus Curiae in support of Appellants

          Dimitrios T. Drivas Raj S. Gandesha Bryan D. Gant Sheryn E. George Robert A. Milne [ARGUED] Brendan G. Woodard Amy E. Boddorff White & Case LLP, Liza M. Walsh Connell Foley LLP, Counsel for Appellees Pfizer, Inc., Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals, Warner-Lambert Company, Warner-Lambert Company LLC, Wyeth, Inc., Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Wyeth-Whitehall Pharmaceuticals LLC and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company

          Jonathan D. Janow John C. O'Quinn Gregory L. Skidmore Edwin J. U Karen N. Walker Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Jay P. Lefkowitz, [ARGUED] Joseph Serino, Jr. Steven J. Menashi Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Counsel for Appellees Ranbaxy, Inc., Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

          Katherine A. Helm Noah M. Leibowitz [ARGUED] Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, David C. Kistler Blank Rome LLP, Counsel for Appellees Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Victor E. Schwartz Philip S. Goldberg Cary Silverman Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., Counsel for American Tort Reform Association and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America as Amici Curiae in support of Appellees

          Jonathan D. Hacker Edward Hassi O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Counsel for Antitrust Economists as Amici Curiae in support of Appellees Ashley Bass Stephen Bartenstein Andrew D. Lazerow Covington & Burling LLP, Counsel for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America as Amicus Curiae in support of Appellees

          Roy Chamcharas Peter...

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