LawFuel – Legal Newswire – Jones Day successfully defended sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC in an antitrust jury trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The jury unanimously vindicated sanofi-aventis’s filing of a Citizen Petition before the Food and Drug Administration in relation to Abbreviated New Drug Applications for leflunomide, a rheumatoid arthritis medication.
Sanofi-aventis, the innovator of the medication, sells its product under the brand name Arava. The case had been brought on behalf of a nationwide class of direct buyers of Arava. The named plaintiff was Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co. The Jones Day trial team consisted of partners John Majoras, the Firm’s head of global antitrust litigation, Julie McEvoy, and Michelle Fischer.