Takeda Dodges Doc Destruction Claims In Wis. Actos Suit

Law360, New York (March 4, 2015, 3:01 PM EST) -- Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc. deflected document destruction claims from an upcoming trial in Wisconsin state court over the alleged bladder cancer risks of its diabetes drug Actos, when a judge found Tuesday that there isn't enough proof the drugmaker knowingly destroyed any crucial documents after anticipating the Actos suits.

Judge Richard J. Sankovitz denied a bid by plaintiff Thomas Van Treeck to issue sanctions against Takeda for evidence spoliation for allegedly destroying the custodial files of company executives who were leaving the business, finding that nearly all the files in question were destroyed before the company could have expected to face...

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