States get $853,000 in reduced fees for Shkreli antitrust cases

By Bryan Koenig (June 10, 2022, 9:05 p.m. EDT) — A federal judge in New York on Friday signed $853,440.80 in attorneys’ fees for four of the states that successfully sued “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli for an anti-competitive scheme to secure a 40x price increase for a life-saving drug, a significant reduction on the more than $2 million originally sought.

California is expected to recoup $200,272.50 while $328,803.80 will go to Illinois, $87,053 to Ohio and $237,311.50 to Pennsylvania as part of the surcharge bid submitted on May 2 and necessitated by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote’s late April order finding that if the four states — out of the seven attorneys general who…

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