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Prior Depositions of Warner-Lambert Employees To Be Incorporated in Rezulin MDL Depositions

NEW YORK - Judge Lewis Kaplan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has ordered that deposition testimony of current and former Warner-Lambert employees and consultants in other Rezulin actions be incorporated by reference in the depositions of the same individuals to be taken by plaintiffs' counsel in the drugís MDL. In re: Rezulin Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1348), No. 00cv2843 (S.D. N.Y.).

In his Feb. 1 pretrial order, Judge Kaplan opined that he could see little or no advantage to deposing every witness de novo, repeating questioning already conducted, as plaintiffs' counsel proposed to ...

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