STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Claims of 19 Plaintiffs Severed in Indiana Cymbalta Withdrawal Action
November 2, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana federal judge has severed the claims of 19 plaintiffs in a Cymbalta withdrawal action, ruling that they do not arise from the same transaction or occurrence because they are “highly individualized” and likely will turn on whether each plaintiff’s doctor conveyed the warnings to their patient.
However, in an Oct. 19 order, Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana further ruled that transfer of the claims to plaintiff’s home districts — as urged by defendant Eli Lilly & Company — is not appropriate at this time.
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