Summary Judgment Denial Clears Path For Abilify Trials

Law360 (March 16, 2018, 10:11 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge late Thursday released a redacted version of an order denying a bid for summary judgment from Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Bristol-Meyers Squibb in multidistrict litigation over alleged side effects of the anti-psychotic drug Abilify, paving the way for trials in consumers' cases this summer.

U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers based her decision, which she originally issued the under seal to the parties on Jan. 22, on her determination that the consumers have shown their general causation evidence is sound and reliable and that there is a genuine dispute of material fact over whether Abilify can cause compulsive...

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Florida Northern

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Tort Product Liability


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October 3, 2016

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