Judge Backs Widow's Objection To GSK Trial Documents

Law360, New York (December 22, 2016, 6:41 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge has sustained an objection by the widow of a Reed Smith partner who committed suicide after allegedly taking an antidepressant to the volume of documents drug company GlaxoSmithKline plans to present jurors at trial.

U.S. District Judge William T. Hart sustained Wendy Dolin's objections to GSK's proposed list of trial exhibits in a one-page minute entry on Dec. 20 without going into his reasoning.

Dolin had contended that the drugmaker was proposing to show the jurors "mountains" of exhibits, although the judge had previously cautioned the parties not to overwhelm a lay jury in a trial rife with...

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