It came through for Jere Beasley again, per Alison Frankel at American Lawyer: "A state court jury in Tuscaloosa hit the Novartis subsidiary Sandoz with $28.4 million in compensatory and $50 million in punitives." Representing the state of Alabama in the action, Beasley is getting a 14 percent contingency -- very much as if a prosecutor were allowed to pocket a share of fines. Sandoz, which in this case was sued in its generic-drug capacity, is the fourth pharmaceutical defendant to be knocked over in the Alabama campaign, which Beasley is also rolling out elsewhere, getting himself hired by a half-dozen other states to sue over drug pricing sins.
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