April 11, 2014 / Media Mention

Levine quoted in Policy and Regulatory Report about alleged illegal 'reverse payment'

Jay Levine, a partner in Porter Wright's antitrust practice, was interviewed for the article, "AstraZeneca, Teva and Nexium direct purchaser plaintiffs to re-argue alleged illegal 'reverse payment' in Boston federal court," published in the April 3, 2014 edition of the Policy and Regulatory Report, part of the Financial Times Group.

From Financial Times, Peter Geier reporting:
... "An antitrust attorney who practices in this area but is not involved in this case said that without a written opinion, it is hard to tell what the court is doing.

"Another lawyer, Jay Levine, said that one may be able to work out what the court was thinking only by 'speculating backward' after Young issues a written opinion.

"'The judge may not think he’s on solid ground yet,' said Levine, an antitrust litigator at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur which is not involved in the case. '[Young] may be looking for a distinction from Actavis, for a better argument,' Levine said." ...