Lilly Can't Depose Mont. Docs In Zyprexa Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal magistrate judge has denied Eli Lilly & Co.’s request for depositions from two Montana mental health officers as multidistrict litigation continues over the drugmaker's blockbuster Zyprexa.

Magistrate Judge Roanne L. Mann of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York refused Tuesday to order depositions of Dr. David Schaefer, a psychiatrist at the Montana State Prison, and Dr. E. Lee Simes, a psychiatrist at the Montana State Hospital.

Lilly had requested on March 9 that the court compel the psychiatrists' depositions,...
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