Misconduct Testimony Allowed In Pfizer Age Bias Suit

Law360, New York (June 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Pfizer Inc. has lost its bid to stop depositions that are expected to support claims by former employees that the drug manufacturer fabricated misconduct allegations as a pretext for age discrimination against sales representatives.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Humphreys of the Kansas district court denied Pfizer's motion for a protective order to prevent the depositions of five doctors on Thursday. The first depositions are scheduled to take place on Tuesday.

Karen Kirkpatrick, one of the three named plaintiffs, claims that Pfizer accused her of falsifying...
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