No. 14-1243.

791 F.3d 388 (2015)

KING DRUG COMPANY OF FLORENCE, INC.; Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co., Inc., on behalf of itself and all others similarly situated, Appellants v. SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION, doing business as Glaxosmithkline; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; Teva Pharmaceuticals.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Opinion Filed: June 26, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bruce E. Gerstein, Esq. [Argued], Kimberly Hennings, Esq. , Joseph Opper, Esq. , Garwin Gerstein & Fisher, New York, N.Y., Peter S. Pearlman, Esq. , Cohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Herrmann & Knopf, Saddle Brook, NJ, for Appellants.

Donald L. Bell, II, Esq. , National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Alexandria, VA, Barry L. Refsin, Esq. , Hangley, Aronchick, Segal, Pudlin & Schiller, Philadelphia, PA, for Amicus Curiae National Association of Chain Drug Stores Inc.

Steve D. Shadowen, Esq. , Hilliard & Shadowen, Mechanicsburg, PA, for Amicus Curiae 53 Law, Economics, and Business Professors, The American Antitrust Institute and Consumers Union.

Peter Kohn, Esq. , Richard D. Schwartz, Esq. , Faruqi & Faruqi Jenkintown, PA, David F. Sorensen, Esq. , Berger & Montague Philadelphia, PA, for Amicus Curiae Professional Drug Company, Inc.

Mark S. Hegedus, Esq. [Argued], Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae Federal Trade Commission.

Crystal M. Utley, Esq. , Office of Attorney General of Mississippi, Jackson, MS, for Amicus Curiae State of Mississippi, State of Alaska, State of Arkansas, State of Arizona, State of California, State of Connecticut, State of Delaware, State of Hawaii, State of Idaho, State of Illinois, State of Indiana, State of Kentucky, State of Massachusetts, State of Maryland, State of Michigan, State of Minnesota, State of New Hampshire, State of New Mexico, State of New York, State of Nevada, State of Ohio, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of Rhode Island, State of Tennessee, State of Texas, State of Utah, State of Vermont, State of Washington.

Douglas S. Eakeley, Esq. , Joseph A. Fischetti, Esq. , Lowenstein Sandler Roseland, NJ, Barbara W. Mather, Esq. [Argued], Robin P. Sumner, Esq. , Pepper Hamilton, Philadelphia, PA, for Appellee Smithkline Beecham Corporation.

Jonathan D. Janow, Esq. , John C. O'Quinn, Esq. , Karen N. Walker, Esq. , Kirkland & Ellis, Washington, DC, Jay P. Lefkowitz, Esq. [Argued], Kirkland & Ellis, New York, N.Y., for Appellees TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries LTD and TEVA Pharmaceuticals.

Ryan Z. Watts, Esq. , Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Daniel S. Francis, Esq. , Ryan A. Shores, Esq. , Hunton & Williams, Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae National Association of Manufacturers.

Leslie E. John, Esq. , Ballard Spahr, Philadelphia, PA, for Amicus Curiae Professor W. David Bradford, University of Georgia, Professor Ian Cockburn, Boston University, Pierre Yves Cremieux, Analysis Group, Inc., Professor Henry G. Grabowski, Duke University, Paul E. Greenberg, Analysis Group, Inc., Professor James W. Hughes, Bates College, George Kosicki, Analysis Group, Inc., Professor Tracy R. Lewis, Duke University, Professor Sean Nicholson, Cornell University, Bruce E. Stangle, Analysis Group, Inc., Sally D. Woodhouse, Cornerstone Research, Professor Michael K. Whoglgenant, North Caroline State University.

Brian T. Burgess, Esq. , William M. Jay, Esq. , Goodwin Procter, Washington, DC, Christopher T. Holding, Esq. , Goodwin Procter, Boston, MA, for Amicus Curiae Generic Pharmaceutical Association.


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