Nonparties Can't Help Class In Sanofi Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (May 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The plaintiffs in a putative class action alleging Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC deliberately concealed the potential harmful effects of its antibiotic Ketek cannot conduct nonparty depositions at this stage in the litigation, a federal judge has ruled.

In an order signed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Judge Sandra L. Townes upheld a previous decision by a magistrate judge denying the plaintiffs’ request to conduct certain depositions, ruling that the depositions are irrelevant to class certification issues on which discovery...
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