Sun Pharma, subsidiary enter settlements in Modafinil antitrust litigation pending in US district court

New Delhi: Drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Monday said the company along with its subsidiary has entered into settlements with certain plaintiffs in the Modafinil antitrust litigation pending in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The company, however, did not disclose the details of the settlement, saying the terms are confidential.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

In a regulatory filing, Sun Pharma said "the settlements extend to all claims brought by the Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs".

The company "and one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries have entered into settlements with certain plaintiffs in the 'In re Modafinil Antitrust Litigation' matter pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania," Sun Pharma said in a filing to the BSE. Earlier in a regulatory filing on the quarterly results on 13 November, 2018, the pharma major had reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 218.82 crore for the July-September quarter on account of a Rs 1,214-crore provision for the settlement of the Modafinil antitrust case in the US.

"After accounting for the provision of Rs 1,214 crore for the estimated settlement amount payable to all the remaining plaintiffs related to the Modafinil antitrust litigation in the US, the net loss for the quarter was at Rs 219 crore," Sun Pharma had said. Modafinil is a wakefulness-promoting drug for oral administration.

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Updated Date: Nov 27, 2018 12:32:28 IST

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