ImClone Fires Counsel Following Sanctions

Law360, New York (June 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Pharmaceutical company ImClone Inc. said on Tuesday that it would no longer employ Kenyon & Kenyon LLP as its defense counsel in its patent litigation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and rival company Repligen Corp.

A court order on Friday found that attorneys at Kenyon & Kenyon and ImClone's staff attorney had tried to intimidate one of MIT's witnesses, Dr. Stephen Gillies. It imposed sanctions on both the company and its counsel.

"We respect the decision of the court and look forward to defending the...
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