SPOTLIGHT: Can Roche swallow a poison pill?


Roche may be plenty confident of eventually winning Ventana, but some legal experts say the Swiss pharma giant faces a big stumbling block. To stave off Roche, Ventana invoked a poison pill, and Roche in turn filed suit to invalidate it. But the court presiding over that suit hasn't lifted a poison pill since the late 1980s, and M&A lawyers say it's not likely to now. Report

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