$9B Verdict Hammers Takeda, Eli Lilly In Actos Bellwether

Law360, Los Angeles (April 8, 2014, 12:34 AM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal jury on Monday ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Eli Lilly & Co. to pay more than $9 billion in damages to a couple, in a bellwether trial over allegations the companies hid the cancer risks of diabetes drug Actos to keep sales high.

Terrence and Susan Allen won the judgment late Monday, in the first federal jury decision in multidistrict litigation against Asia's largest drug company and its American partner. The jury hit Takeda with $6 billion in punitive damages and Eli...
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Case Title

Allen et al v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc et al


Case Number

6:12-cv-00064

Court

Louisiana Western

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Rebecca F Doherty

Date Filed

January 17, 2012


Case Title

In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation


Case Number

6:11-md-02299

Court

Louisiana Western

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Rebecca F Doherty

Date Filed

December 29, 2011

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