Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller’s Antitrust Practice has been honored by the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) at the AAI 2017 Antitrust Enforcement Awards. The Hangley Aronchick team was recognized for “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice” for their work in the K-Dur Antitrust Litigation.

The K-Dur Antitrust Litigation (In Re K-Dur Antitrust Litigation, (D.N.J., 3d Cir.)) was a reverse payment case that set up the circuit split that resulted in the Supreme Court accepting certiorari in the Actavis case. The case challenged payments by brand name pharmaceutical manufacturer Schering-Plough to generic manufacturer Upsher Smith to settle patent litigation involving K-Dur, a branded potassium supplement. In July 2012, the Third Circuit issued a landmark decision adopting our arguments and holding that reverse payments to settle patent litigation are prima facie evidence of an unreasonable restraint of trade. In the Third Circuit, we spearheaded the briefing on behalf of all plaintiffs and argued this case.

Click here to see the full list of honorees, and here to view photos of the awards gala.