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SCOTUS Allows “Pay for Delay” Antitrust Inquiry – Passes Buck?

On June 17th the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much anticipated opinion in FTC v. Actavis, Inc., examining the question of whether reverse payment settlement agreements, sometimes also referred to as “pay for delay” settlement agreements, violate antitrust laws. But for those seeking solid guidance as to the legality and future of such agreements, the decision left some big question marks.