Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers Want Sanctions In Syphilis Suit

Law360 (April 10, 2019, 5:30 PM EDT) -- Johns Hopkins University and Bristol-Myers Squibb want sanctions imposed in a $1 billion lawsuit against them over experiments in which Guatemalan citizens were allegedly infected with syphilis without consent, saying Tuesday the lawyers behind the suit have exhibited a "pattern of litigation abuse."

According to the three defendants, which also include the Rockefeller Foundation, lies and deceit have driven the gathering of plaintiffs and the finding of expert and fact witnesses in the suit, which was filed in 2015 in Maryland federal court.

The suit concerns experiments done in the 1940s and 1950s in Guatemala in which more than 1,300 prisoners, soldiers...

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