Practice Area: Antitrust
Case Status: Settled
Settlement Amount: $190 million
Court: United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Berger Montague served as class counsel in this antitrust class action, winning a $190 million settlement on behalf of a class of direct purchasers of the brand-name prescription drug Neurontin. The plaintiffs alleged that Pfizer, Inc., one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, and its subsidiary Warner-Lambert Co., illegally maintained a monopoly in the market for Neurontin, a popular anti-epilepsy drug, by filing sham patent litigation against generic competitors in order to delay the marketing of less expensive generic substitutes for Neurontin. The plaintiffs alleged that as a result of Pfizer’s violation of the antitrust laws, purchasers paid hundreds of millions of dollars too much for this anti-epilepsy drug. The Berger Montague team on the case was led by Shareholder Eric L. Cramer.
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About Berger Montague
Berger Montague is a national law firm focusing on complex civil litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States. For over half a century, Berger Montague has played lead roles in consequential, precedent-setting cases and has recovered over $50 billion for its clients and the classes they have represented. Berger Montague is headquartered in Philadelphia and has offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.