Plaintiffs Accuse Lilly Of Perjury, Seek Actos Trial Win

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 5:48 PM EST) -- A former Eli Lilly & Co. employee lied on the witness stand during the first federal bellwether trial over allegations that the diabetes drug Actos causes bladder cancer, plaintiffs said Friday, asking a Louisiana federal court to enter judgment against the company as a penalty.

Plaintiffs Terrence and Susan Allen are seeking a default judgment against Eli Lilly for willfully disobeying the court's authority during the trial, which has been ongoing since Feb. 3. Eli Lilly and Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc., which marketed Actos together from 1999 to 2006, face more than 6,000 lawsuits in multidistrict litigation over the drug. The...

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