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GSK Denied New Trial in Paxil Suicide Case; Judge Allows $3 Million Verdict to Stand

CHICAGO — An Illinois federal judge has denied GlaxoSmithKline’s request for a new trial in a case involving the suicide of a law firm partner who ingested Paxil for a week before his death, finding the $3 million wrongful death verdict was supported by the evidence.

On Sept. 14, Judge William Hart of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said there was sufficient evidence for the jury to conclude that the label was inadequate and misleading. He held that additional evidence concerning suicide statistical studies and the pressures the decedent faced at work would not have ...

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