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A few months ago, a federal court judge dismissed all claims against more than a dozen generic manufacturers over allegations that their versions of the Zantac heartburn pill may contain a carcinogen. Now, those companies are seeking to recover potentially significant costs from approximately 1,000 people who filed the lawsuits alleging they were harmed by the pills.

In a recently filed motion, the generic companies indicated they plan to submit a request to recover various costs — such as copies of transcripts — that were incurred since the sprawling litigation began in 2019. Although such costs are generally modest, the numerous depositions and court hearings involving multiple companies suggest such expenses may have been sizable, according to experts.

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