Abbott Laboratories v. The Superior Court of Orange County

(California Court of Appeal) – Granting a petition for writ of mandate in a case where a group of pharmaceutical companies had been sued by the District Attorney under California’s Unfair Competition Law for allegations that they had engaged in a scheme to keep generic versions of a prescription drug off the market, but the suit was based on conduct outside of the county where the DA served and allowing them to proceed with the suit without written consent would permit the DA to usurp the Attorney General’s statewide authority and impermissibly bind other DAs, precluding them from pursuing their own relief.