Dr. Can't Be Deposed In Defective Syringe Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (August 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge handed a McKesson Corp. unit and Becton, Dickinson and Co. a setback Wednesday in a product liability suit that accuses them of manufacturing and distributing defective syringes.

In a one-page opinion, Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas upheld a magistrate's ruling that McKesson could not compel a doctor who performed procedures with the allegedly defective syringes to produce documents or answer deposition questions.

“Defendant...did not object to the memorandum opinion and order until...well outside the...
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