Protective Order For Apotex Employees Mostly Denied

Law360, New York (October 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A magistrate judge has refused to allow Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. to take the depositions of three employees of Apotex Corp. in a patent suit over a generic version of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder treatment Abilify, but has allowed the deposition of one other employee to go forward.

Magistrate Judge John Hughes of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Tuesday granted Apotex's motion for a protective order preventing the deposition of three Apotex sales and marketing employees, finding that their testimony...
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