Case Number: No. 2:14-cv-00361

Practice Area: Antitrust

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $94 million

Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Berger Montague served as class counsel and obtained a $94 million settlement for the class of direct purchasers of brand and generic Celebrex (celecoxib) in this antitrust action against Pfizer. The plaintiffs alleged that Pfizer, in violation of the Sherman Act, improperly obtained a patent for Celebrex from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in a scheme to unlawfully extend patent protection and delay market entry of generic versions of Celebrex. Led by Executive Shareholder David F. Sorensen, the plaintiffs alleged in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia that Pfizer’s conduct caused the class overcharge damages.

After more than three years of litigation and on the eve of trial, the direct purchaser class settled with Pfizer in the amount of $94 million.

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