GSK Can't Escape Suit Over Reed Smith Atty's Suicide

Law360, New York (March 4, 2014, 5:06 PM EST) -- In a groundbreaking ruling Friday, an Illinois federal judge determined that GlaxoSmithKline PLC can be held liable for a Reed Smith LLP corporate and securities partner's suicide even though he took a generic version of the antidepressant Paxil, not the brand-name version made by the company.

The decision contradicts dozens of court rulings nationwide that brand-name drugmakers cannot be held liable for an injury caused by a generic drug. Only a handful of courts, including the Alabama Supreme Court, a California state appeals court and a...
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Dolin v. Smithkline Beecham Corporation, et al


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1:12-cv-06403

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Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

365(Personal Inj. Prod. Liability)

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Honorable William T. Hart

Date Filed

August 13, 2012

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