Lambda Says Gay Juror's Dismissal Illegal In GSK-Abbott Row

Law360, New York (March 29, 2012, 8:44 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit should grant GlaxoSmithKline's bid for a new trial in a contract and antitrust suit over Abbott Laboratories' HIV drug Norvir because a potential juror was excluded due solely to his sexual orientation, Lambda Legal said in an amicus brief Thursday.

In the brief, which the appeals court deemed filed on Thursday, LGBT civil rights group Lambda Legal and 12 other groups weighed in in support of GSK, and urged the appeals court to definitively hold that peremptory challenges based on sexual orientation are...
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