Discovery In Seroquel Cases Gets OK

Law360, New York (June 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Drug maker Astrazeneca PLC obtained court permission on Monday to conduct discovery on a large number of individual cases in a multidistrict litigation including over 7,000 plaintiffs, raising issues about the role of discovery in multidistrict cases.

The judge allowed discovery for up to 30 plaintiffs per month beginning in August, with the provision that “the court may later increase the allotment of monthly cases if the court's method proves to be efficient and effective.” Ten cases each will be chosen by the defense counsel, plaintiffs'...
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