FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION v. ABBVIE INC et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER THAT MOTIONS OF DEFENDANTS (DOC. 59 & 241) ARE DENIED. MOTION OF PLAINTIFF (DOC. 242) IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE HARVEY BARTLE, III ON 9/15/17. 9/15/17 ENTERED AND COPIES EMAILED.(rf, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
ABBVIE INC., et al.
AND NOW, this 15th day of September, 2017, for the
reasons set forth in the accompanying memorandum, it is hereby
the motions of defendants AbbVie Inc., Abbott
Laboratories, Unimed Pharmaceuticals LLC, and Besins Healthcare
Inc. for summary judgment on Count One of the complaint
(Docs. ## 59, 241) are DENIED; and
the motion of the plaintiff Federal Trade
Commission for partial summary judgment on the objective
baselessness element of the sham litigation prong of its
monopolization claim (Doc. # 242) is GRANTED.
BY THE COURT:
/s/ Harvey Bartle III
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