No. D072577.

24 Cal.App.5th 1 (2018)

ABBOTT LABORATORIES et al., Petitioners, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF ORANGE COUNTY, Respondent; THE PEOPLE ex rel. TONY RACKAUCKAS, as District Attorney, etc., Real Party in Interest.

Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division One.

May 31, 2018.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kirkland & Ellis, Michael John Shipley , Jay P. Lefkowitz , Adam T. Humann and Yosef Mahmood for Petitioners Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Duramed Pharmaceuticals Sales Corp., Inc., and Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Munger, Tolles & Olson, Jeffrey I. Weinberger , Stuart N. Senator and Blanca F. Young for Petitioners AbbVie Inc. and Abbott Laboratories.

Horvitz & Levy, Jeremy Brooks Rosen , Stanley H. Chen and Janet Y. Galeria for Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America; Heather Lynn Wallace for California Chamber of Commerce as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners.

Tony Rackauckas , Orange County District Attorney, Joseph D'Agostino , Assistant District Attorney, Kelly A. Ernby , Deputy District Attorney; Robinson Calcagnie Inc., Mark P. Robinson, Jr. , and Kevin F. Calcagnie on behalf of Real Party in Interest.

Dennis J. Herrera , City Attorney, Yvonne R. Mere and Owen J. Clements , Deputy City Attorneys, for the City and County of San Francisco; Michael Feuer, City Attorney, Monica D. Castillo , Deputy City Attorney, for the City of Los Angeles; Mara W. Elliot , City Attorney, Kathryn Turner and Kristine Lorenz , Deputy City Attorneys, for the City of San Diego; Richard Doyle , City Attorney, Nora Frimann , Assistant City Attorney for the City of San Jose; James R. Williams , County Counsel, Greta S. Hansen and Danny Chou , Assistants County Counsel, Laura S. Trice , Deputy County Counsel, for Santa Clara County; Jennifer Henning for California State Association of Counties as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Real Party in Interest.

Law Office of Valerie T. McGinty and Valerie T. McGinty for Consumer Attorneys of California as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Real Party in Interest.

Xavier Becerra , Attorney General, Nicklas A. Akers , Assistant Attorney General, Michele R. Van Gelderen , Daniel A. Olivas and David A. Jones , Deputy Attorneys General, for California Attorney General as Amicus Curiae.

Mark Louis Zahner of the California District Attorneys Association and Thomas Atlee Papageorge of the San Diego District Attorney's Office for the California District Attorneys Association as Amicus Curiae.


The Orange County District Attorney (the District Attorney), representing "the People of the State of California," sued petitioners Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Duramed Pharmaceuticals Sales Corp., alleging...

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