Avon Fights Attempts To Apply Schering-Plough Order

Law360, New York (October 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the ongoing securities litigation against Avon Products, a battle has erupted over the potential relevance of a recent order in a separate ERISA suit against Schering-Plough.

On Tuesday, the Avon defendants, which include the company itself and top officers, fought back against a plaintiff's earlier attempt to draw the court's attention to an order in the Schering-Plough ERISA litigation which the plaintiffs believe has particular significance.

Avon argued that the decision in the Schering-Plough case was not applicable to an ongoing dispute in the Avon...
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