In one of six similar antitrust actions challenging the practices of prescription benefits managers, that was transferred by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for coordinated proceedings, a transferee judge's order vacating the transferor judge's order compelling arbitration is vacated and remanded with instructions to reinstate the order compelling arbitration as the order violated the law of the case doctrine.
On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Civ. No. 03-Cv-04731)
District Judge: Honorable John P. Fullam
Opinion Filed September 24, 2009
Counsel for Appellant: Steven E. Bizar, Landon Y. Jones, III, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC, of Philadelphia, PA; Michael Sennett, Paula W. Render, Jones Day, Chicago, Illinois; Victor E. Grimm, Jason M. Marks, Bell, Boyd & LLoyd LLP, Chicago, Illinois
Counsel for Appellee: Michael J. Freed, Freed Kanner London & Milen LLC, Bannockburn, Illinois; Jean K. Janes, Much Shelist Denedberg Ament & Rubenstein PC, Chicago, Illinois; H. Laddie Montague, Jr., Martin I. Twersky, Berger & Montague, PC., Philadelphia, PA.