Forest Cries Foul In Celexa/Lexapro Filing Chaos

Law360, New York (June 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Forest Laboratories has asked a judge to toss out one of the complaints in the Celexa and Lexapro multidistrict litigation, arguing that the wrongful death suit over the blockbuster antidepressant medications was improperly filed twice.

On Thursday, Forest filed a motion to dismiss the so-called Simmons complaint in Minnesota district court, arguing that the confusing filing situation is emblematic of a deeper problem with the ballooning litigation.

“Rather than filing actions in the jurisdictions where the cases are most properly brought, plaintiffs in this litigation continue...
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