Pa. Judge OKs Deposition In Xarelto Witness Tampering Row

Law360, Philadelphia (November 8, 2017, 5:49 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania state judge on Wednesday agreed to force a Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. sales representative to undergo a midtrial deposition over whether she tried to sway a physician’s testimony, in a closely watched case over injuries allegedly caused by the blood thinner Xarelto.

Attorneys for plaintiff Lynn Hartman pushed for the deposition in response to what they called the “suspect” timing of the sales representative’s visit to the doctor before his deposition in April and Janssen’s failure to disclose the contact until just weeks before the...
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