UnitedHealth Wins Access To GSK Litigation Info

Law360, New York (June 24, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT) -- In an issue of first impression, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled that UnitedHealth Group Inc. was entitled to information from GlaxoSmithKline PLC about litigation between the drugmaker and its insureds in a planned class action over injuries from Avandia and Paxil.

“Plaintiff's interest in obtaining the identities of its relevant insured outweighs any competing interest,” said Judge Mark I. Bernstein in a June 16 ruling. 

Judge Bernstein also found that UnitedHealth wasn't entitled to the identities of noninsureds as part of its planned suit over treatment...
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