AbbVie Disputes $3M AndroGel Verdict In MDL Bellwether

Law360 (April 24, 2018, 3:45 PM EDT) -- AbbVie Inc. asked an Illinois federal court Monday to grant a new trial, enter a judgment against the patient who brought suit or overturn a $3.2 million verdict that found the drugmaker's testosterone replacement therapy AndroGel caused the patient's heart attack, saying the jury's finding was contradictory.

The jury in the latest bellwether case in multidistrict litigation over testosterone replacement therapies found in favor of patient Jesse Mitchell on his claim the company was negligent but for AbbVie on strict liability and fraudulent misrepresentation claims. These findings are inconsistent, however, because the negligence and strict liability claims both required Mitchell to demonstrate the same...

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