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CREW’s Motion to Quash a Subpoena from Sanofi Pasteur

On November 29, 2012, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a motion to quash a subpoena for documents it received from Sanofi Pasteur for use in a lawsuit pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Castro, et al. v. Sanofi Pasteur.

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On January 9, 2013, CREW filed a reply in support of its motion to quash a subpoena issued to it by Sanofi Pasteur.  Sanofi is a defendant in a lawsuit in New Jersey challenging its pediatric bundling practices as monopolistic  and in violation of antitrust laws.  Sanofi offers pediatric practices discounts on its childhood vaccines, but only if every doctor in the practice agrees to purchase all  vaccines from Sanofi.  If one doctor violates this mandate, the entire practice loses the discounts.  Sanofi has targeted CREW, a non-party to that litigation, for burdensome discovery because CREW spoke out against these practices, including requesting that the Federal Trade Commission investigate Sanofi for violating the law.  In moving to quash the subpoena, CREW demonstrated how it infringes on CREW’s First Amendment rights of speech and to petition the government, while not seeking any relevant information.

 

CREW filed a motion to quash a subpoena for documents it received from Sanofi Pasteur for use in a lawsuit pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Castro, et al. v. Sanofi Pasteur.

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