Judge Drops 37 More Plaintiffs From Baycol MDL

Law360 (October 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has granted Bayer Corp. summary judgment and dismissed 37 plaintiffs from one case in the multidistrict litigation over Baycol, ruling that the claimants failed to demonstrate that the cholesterol-lowering drug caused their ailments.

On Monday, Judge Michael J. Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota dropped all of the remaining plaintiffs from the 2002 case originally filed by 58 Mississippi residents.

The court decided to exclude expert testimony on medical causation from Dr. Raul Reyes — who has given...
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