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Commonwealth v. TAP Pharmaceutical Products, Inc.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

June 16, 2014

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
TAP PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS, INC.; ABBOTT LABORATORIES; ASTRAZENECA PLC; ASTRAZENECA, HOLDINGS, INC.; ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP; ASTRAZENECA LP; BAYER AG; BAYER CORPORATION; SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION D/B/A GLAXOSMITHKLINE; PFIZER, INC.; PHARMACIA CORPORATION; JOHNSON & JOHNSON; ALZA CORPORATION; CENTROCOR, INC.; ETHICON, INC.; JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS, L.P.; MCNEIL-PPC, INC.; ORTHO BIOTECH, INC.; ORTHO BIOTECH PRODUCTS; L.P.; ORTHO-MCNEIL PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.; AMGEN INC.; IMMUNEX CORPORATION; BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY; BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.; BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATION; IMMUNO-U.S., INC.; AVENTIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.; AVENTIS BEHRING, L.L.C.; HOECHST MARION ROUSSEL, INC., BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM CORPORATION; BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.; BEN VENUE LABORATORIES; BEDFORD LABORATORIES; ROXANE LABORATORIES; SCHERING-PLOUGH CORPORATION; WARRICK PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION; SCHERING SALES CORPORATION; DEY, INC., DONNA A. BOSWELL, ESQ., ANN M. VICKERY, ESQ., AND JOSEPH A. YOUNG, ESQ., Intervenors. APPEAL OF: JOHNSON & JOHNSON, ALZA CORPORATION, CENTOCOR, INC., ETHICON, INC., JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS, L.P., MCNEIL-PPC, INC., ORTHO BIOTECH, INC., ORTHO BIOTECH PRODUCTS, L.P., AND ORTHO-MCNEIL PHARMACEUTICAL, INC. (COLLECTIVELY, THE

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Appeal from the decision of the Commonwealth Court (Opinion re Post-Trial Motions of the Commonwealth and Johnson & Johnson) dated August 31, 2011 at No. 212 MD 2004. Robert E. Simpson, Judge; Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter, President Judge; Barry F. Feudale, Senior Judge.

For: Joseph A. Young, INTERVENOR: Peter F. Vaira, Esq., Vaira & Riley, P.C.

For Johnson & Johnson, Defendants, APPELLANT: William F. Cavanaugh, Jr., Esq.; Peter C. Harvey, Esq., Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler; Walter W. Cohen, Esq., Kevin Joseph Kehner, Esq., Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, L.L.P.; Jonathan H. Hatch, Esq.; Adeel A. Mangi, Esq.; H. David Seidman, Esq.

For Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation, APPELLEE: Ceylan A. Ayasli, Esq.; Lauren O. Casazza, Esq., Brian P. Kavanaugh, Esq., Jane S. Park, Esq., Helen E. Witt, Esq., Kirkland & Ellis, LLP; Alan Klein, Esq., Duane Morris, L.L.P; Anne M. Sidrys, Esq.

For Amgen, Inc., APPELLEE: Steven Barley, Esq.; Frank Richard Emmerich Jr., Esq., James J. Rohn, Esq., Conrad O'Brien, PC; Kelleen McGinnis Scott, Esq.; Jennifer A. Walker, Esq.; Joseph H. Young, Esq.

For Pfizer, Inc., Pharmacia Corporation, APPELLEE: Dana Elizabeth Becker, Esq., John Charles Dodds, Esq., Maire Ellen Donovan, Esq., Abby Jane Elgart, Esq., Susannah R. Henderson, Esq., Barry L. McCoy Jr., Esq., Erica June Smith-Klocek, Esq., Megan L. Traversari, Esq., Morgan Lewis & Bockius, L.L.P.

For Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, APPELLEE: Joseph Stephen Betsko, Esq., James A. Donahue, Esq., Kathleen Granahan Kane, Esq., Office of Attorney General; William O. Crutchlow, Esq.; Barry R. Eichen, Esq., Eichen Crutchlow & McElroy; John M. Elliott, Esq., Dean Richard Philips, Esq., Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, P.C.; Donald E. Haviland Jr., Esq., Christina Marie Philipp, Esq., Haviland Hughes, LLC., Norman Wesley Marden, Esq.; Judith Pinsof Meyer, Esq., J.P. Meyer Associates; William H. Platt II, Esq., The Platt Law Firm.

For Immunex Corporation, APPELLEE: Frederick Edward Blakelock, Esq., Gibbons P.C.; Eric Wilson Sitarchuk, Esq., Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, L.L.P.

For TAP Pharmaceutical Products, Inc., APPELLEE: John W. Boyle, Esq., Matthew Renwick Divelbiss, Esq., John Daniel Goetz, Esq., Jones Day; Alexandra Makosky, Esq., Pepper Hamilton, L.L.P.; Joseph Uhl Metz, Esq., Dilworth Paxson, L.L.P.

For Bayer Corporation, APPELLEE: Amy Beth Carver, Esq., Lisa Ann Mathewson, Esq., Welsh & Recker, P.C.

For Schering-Plough Corporation, APPELLEE: Scott Andrew Coffina, Esq., Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, L.L.P.

For Baxter International, Inc., APPELLEE: Joseph Gerard DeRespino, Esq., DeRespino & Dougher, P.C.

For Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, APPELLEE: Jennings Fuqua Durand, Esq., William T. McEnroe, Esq., Dechert LLP; Steven M. Edwards, Esq., Robert C. Heim, Esq., Dechert LLP; Stephen Allen Loney Jr., Esq., Hogan & Hartson, LLP; C. Michael Moore, Esq., Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP; David Newmann, Esq.; Jack Mentzer Stover, Esq., Jayson R. Wolfgang, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; Lyndon M. Tretter, Esq.; James S. Zucker, Esq.

For Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., APPELLEE: Brian T. Feeney, Esq., Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Bryan Lynn Norton, Esq., Lydecker, Lee, Behar, Berga & deZayas; Brett A. ...


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