J&J's Levaquin Trial Win Upheld Over Jury Selection Beef

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 3:58 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota federal judge refused last week to wipe out Johnson & Johnson's first trial victory in a multidistrict litigation claiming the antibiotic Levaquin causes serious tendon injuries, dismissing the plaintiff's contention that a biased juror candidate was not excused.

U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim denied a motion for a new trial from plaintiff Calvin Christensen on March 26. A jury sided against Christensen in June, finding Johnson & Johnson adequately warned patients about Levaquin's risks. Christensen claimed he suffered an Achilles tendon rupture just...
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Case Title

In Re: Levaquin Products Liability Litigation


Case Number

0:08-md-01943

Court

Minnesota

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

John R. Tunheim

Date Filed

June 16, 2008


Case Title

Christensen et al v. Johnson & Johnson et al


Case Number

0:07-cv-03960

Court

Minnesota

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

John R. Tunheim

Date Filed

September 12, 2007

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