Becton Dickinson Balks At Discovery In Syringe MDL

Law360, New York (September 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Becton, Dickinson and Co. has fought an effort by plaintiffs in a multidistrict litigation to compel discovery, saying their request for information on a batch of syringes sterilized nearly three years after the syringes at the center of the suit is irrelevant.

In a motion filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the company said that what the plaintiffs are requesting also flies in the face of a court order issued earlier this summer.

In the original complaint, filed in...
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