Robin Sumner

Robin Sumner

Pepper Hamilton LLP

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The State Action Doctrine: Active Supervision Reigns Supreme

On February 25, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, 2015 U.S. LEXIS 1502 (2015). In the 6–3 opinion, the Court held that an action taken by...more

2/27/2015 - Antitrust Provisions NC Board of Dental Examiners v FTC SCOTUS Sherman Act State Action Doctrine

First Circuit Upholds Class Certification in Nexium Indirect Purchaser Case

In a split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the certification of a class of indirect purchasers who allege that they paid inflated prices for the heartburn drug Nexium. In re Nexium Antitrust...more

2/3/2015 - Antitrust Litigation Appeals Class Action Class Certification Indirect Purchasers Nexium Putative Class Actions

FTC Report Tallies Hatch-Waxman Settlements for FY2013

On December 22, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission) released an overview of pharmaceutical patent settlements filed with the Commission in Fiscal Year 2013 (October 1, 2012–September 30, 2013). The FTC...more

1/8/2015 - Annual Reports Enforcement Statistics FTC Hatch-Waxman Patents Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Pharmaceutical Patents

Recent Developments in PA and NJ Regarding Scope of Privilege for Health Care Facilities Engaged in Peer Reviews and Self-Critical...

Three recent cases offer guidance to health care entities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey regarding the discovery of documents created in connection with peer reviews, quality of care reviews and adverse event investigations...more

10/24/2014 - Healthcare Healthcare Professionals HMOs Hospitals Patient Safety Peer Review

Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FLSA Overtime Claims in Hospital Meal Break Cases

On August 26, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime claims brought against a myriad of health care systems and their...more

8/29/2014 - Employee Rights FLSA Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Hospitals Over-Time Rest and Meal Break Unpaid Overtime

Federal Court Finds Actavis Applies Only To Settlements Involving Monetary Payments

A United States district court judge sitting in the District of New Jersey has held that only patent litigation settlements involving monetary payments from branded to generic pharmaceutical manufacturers are subject to the...more

2/4/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Drug Manufacturers FTC FTC v Actavis Pharmaceutical SCOTUS

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