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The Lipitor MDL Court Did Its Job Correctly

Law360 (July 6, 2018, 3:59 PM EDT) -- It has been said, with maybe a bit of sarcasm, that a company developing a drug hopes that its drug will become successful enough to attract frivolous lawsuits. OK, so maybe only outside lawyers have offered such an aphorism, but bear with us.

Imagine that a drug is developed to treat a really common condition — like high cholesterol — and it becomes accepted as a first-line treatment and one of the most widely used prescription drugs of the last few decades. Imagine that the patient...
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