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4th Circ. Upholds Ax Of Expert Testimony In Lipitor MDL

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 9:40 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s ruling that nixed thousands of claims in multidistrict litigation alleging that Pfizer’s cholesterol drug Lipitor causes Type 2 diabetes, finding that the lower court didn’t err in excluding expert testimony.

The three-judge panel held in a published decision that the lower court correctly excluded testimony from three experts, including statistician Dr. Nicholas Jewell. The panel sided with the lower court’s decision that Jewell’s methodology was too tainted with potential bias and error and that, as a statistician,...
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