Mylan Settles Defamation Suits Against Pittsburgh Paper

Law360, New York (February 21, 2012, 4:51 PM EST) -- Mylan Inc. and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday settled a pair of lawsuits in West Virginia alleging the newspaper defamed the drugmaker and misused its proprietary information when it ran a story reporting safety violations at a Mylan facility.

The Post-Gazette reported in summer 2009 that employees at Mylan’s Morgantown, W.Va., factory routinely ignored computer warnings about the drugs it manufactured. Mylan responded by filing two lawsuits in West Virginia state court accusing the paper and its reporters of defamation and misappropriating trade secrets.

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