J&J's Discovery Mishaps Barred From Vaginal Mesh Trial

Law360, New York (February 14, 2014, 6:32 PM EST) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Thursday barred a plaintiff from telling the jury in a bellwether trial against Johnson & Johnson over vaginal mesh injuries that the company lost potential evidence, even though a magistrate judge recently ruled it had done so.

U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin granted a motion from Johnson & Johnson to exclude the spoliation allegations from the trial that started on Feb. 10 in Charleston, W.Va. The plaintiff in the case, Carolyn Lewis, claims the company's TVT mesh product was defective...
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