Judge Axes Benicar Fee Suit, Says Company Didn’t Overcharge

By Ryan Harroff (May 6, 2022, 4:50 p.m. EDT) — Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC beat a lawsuit Friday that alleged it overcharged its customers in a multidistrict litigation over gastrointestinal injuries related to hypertension drug Benicar and its generic Olmesartan after the New Jersey court found that a state attorney’s fee rule did not apply to MDL.

A New Jersey federal judge granted Mazie Slater’s motion to dismiss the proposed class action, writing that the nearly $9 million award to the company was “well within the reasonable and fair percentages of Third Circuit examples.” . The court accepted the company’s argument from its severance offer that a state rule…

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