Judge Finds No New Misconduct By Pfizer In Celebrex Suit

Law360, New York (April 16, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT) -- A Utah federal judge on Monday denied Brigham Young University's move for sanctions in its contract and trade secrets suit against Pfizer Inc. over the anti-inflammatory drugs Bextra and Celebrex, finding there is nothing indicating an attempt by Pfizer to hide or destroy evidence.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Brooke C. Wells held that while there is a clear duty to preserve evidence when one suspects litigation is coming, that can't stop the unintentional destruction or misplacement of evidence that can happen before such a duty arises or...
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