Judge Rejects Sanctions For WVa In Zyprexa MDL

Law360, New York (March 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal magistrate judge in charge of discovery in the multidistrict litigation over Eli Lilly & Co.'s anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa has denied the drugmaker's motion for sanctions against West Virginia's attorney general, saying the state's failure to produce a usable Medicaid database was neither in bad faith nor willful.

In a ruling issued Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Magistrate Judge Roanne Mann said the court was satisfied the state had and continued to make “diligent efforts” to correct...
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