Fraud Claims Against Lilly Tossed In Cymbalta Labeling Row

Law360, New York (August 28, 2015, 2:13 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Friday found that two women suing Eli Lilly and Co. for allegedly misrepresenting the withdrawal risks of its antidepressant drug Cymbalta had failed to present enough jury evidence to support their fraud claims, tossing them from court but keeping alive a negligence allegation.

U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga issued his bench order on Friday morning after plaintiffs Gilda Hagan-Brown and Janine Ali wrapped up four days of evidence presentation to a Virginia federal jury on Thursday, granting a motion for judgment as a matter of law by Lilly filed late Thursday night, and deciding not to...

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