J&J, Ortho-Evra Plaintiffs Duel Over Experts

Law360, New York (April 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson and plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation alleging J&J's popular birth control patch Ortho-Evra may increase users' risk of developing dangerous blood clots sparred over expert testimony on Monday, with each seeking to disqualify the other's witnesses.

In a preliminary motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the plaintiffs asked the court to strike all or part of the opinions of 12 of the experts proffered by J&J and its subsidiary Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Co. to testify in...
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