In Merix Pharmaceutical Corp. v. Clinical Supplies Management, Inc. (CSM), Judge Matthew F. Kennelly, of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, granted summary judgment on a number of Merix’s damages claims and a jury ultimately found in CSM’s favor at trial.
On November 5, 2012, after failing to reach an agreement with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), Pandora Media, Inc. (Pandora) filed a petition for determination of a reasonable royalty rate for the performance of copyrighted musical works in the In re Petition of Pandora Media, Inc. litigation.
On January 24, 2014, in the matter Federal Trade Commission v. St. Luke’s Health System, Ltd., Judge B. Lynn Winmill, of the US District Court in the District of Idaho, ordered divestiture of the affiliation between St. Luke’s Health System (St. Luke’s) and Saltzer Medical Group (Saltzer).
In October 2012, McKesson Corporation (McKesson), a healthcare services and information technology company, announced an agreement to purchase PSS World Medical Inc., a distributor of medical products and services, in a transaction valued at $2.1 billion.
Dr. B. Douglas Bernheim offered testimony in US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of plaintiffs in In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation, a case alleging price-fixing agreements between Chinese suppliers.
Pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts completed its $29 billion acquisition of Medco Health Solutions on April 2 after the Federal Trade Commission closed its eight month investigation of the proposed acquisition.