U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Review Ketek Third-Party Payer RICO Class Denial
Mealey's (October 3, 2016, 1:45 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3 denied certiorari for three third-party payers that allege that Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Inc. violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act by fraudulently inducing doctors to prescribe the antibiotic Ketek (Sergeants Benevolent Association Health and Welfare Fund, et al. v. Sanofi-Aventis U.S., Inc., No.15-1525, U.S. Sup.).
Sergeants Benevolent Association Health and Welfare Fund, New England Carpenters Health Benefits Fund and Allied Services Division Welfare Fund in May petitioned the Supreme Court to answer whether prescribing physicians...