Drug Settlement Malpractice Suits Rightly Tossed: 10th Circ.

By Andrew Strickler (May 26, 2017, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Allegations that a plaintiffs lawyer who once represented hundreds of clients suing Eli Lilly & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. over diluted cancer drugs committed malpractice by not sharing information about a global settlement deal were properly thrown out, a Tenth Circuit panel said Thursday.

The decision for attorney Grant Davis of Davis Bethune Jones in Kansas City, Missouri, backs a summary dismissal of four suits a lower court said were filed well past Kansas' two-year statute of limitations.

The three-judge panel disagreed with arguments brought by a handful of Davis' old clients that they did not get enough information about...

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