Reed Smith Atty's Widow, GSK Headed To Trial In Suicide Suit

Law360, Chicago (January 12, 2016, 4:05 PM EST) -- In a rare move Tuesday, an Illinois federal judge ruled that a suit filed by the widow of a Reed Smith LLP partner accusing GlaxoSmithKline PLC of concealing data linking its drug Paxil to suicide should move straight to trial, bypassing motions filed by the drugmaker.

Wendy Dolin, widow of Reed Smith attorney Stewart Dolin, claims GlaxoSmithKline manipulated the data in one of its Paxil studies and downplayed the risk that patients faced. (Credit: AP) U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel declined to rule on GlaxoSmithKline’s two motions for summary judgment, saying he was exercising his authority to do so for...

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