November 5, 2015 – Biolitec AG filed a reply brief to its petition for writ of certiorari to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to review a $70 million civil penalty and an arrest warrant for its CEO issued after it disregarded an order in a patent infringement case that barred a merger. Biolitec argued that the First Circuit and a Massachusetts federal court erred by not following the Supreme Court’s United Mine Workers of America v. Bagwell decision, which set boundaries between punitive criminal sanctions and coercive civil sanctions.
The case is captioned Biolitec AG et al. v. AngioDynamics, Inc., 15-69, in the U.S. Supreme Court.
By: Christopher J. Stankus