J&J Calls Witness Tampering Accusation 'Overblown'

Law360, Dallas (October 31, 2017, 5:43 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson on Monday told a Texas federal judge that accusations of witness tampering in an ongoing hip implant product liability trial have been "overblown" by plaintiffs' counsel, who the company said are trying to turn the issue into "an inflammatory and prejudicial sideshow."

Defending its lawyers and a sales representative for J&J's DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. unit, the company said there's no reason for the parties or the court to spend more time pursuing an investigation into the details of the alleged witness tampering "where the undisputed evidence from the witness himself is that the events would have no effect...

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