Tuesday, January 30, 2007
The fallout from the disclosure of Zyprexa documents continues and just gets more interesting. Torts Prof has the story of Judge Jack Weinstein's "invitation" yesterday to New York Times reporter Alex Berenson, asking him to voluntarily appear on February 7 to explain how he obtained the sealed documents. According to Judge Weinstein's order, a copy of which may be found on Torts Prof, "This invitation is intended to permit Alex Berenson to confront testimony received at a hearing in this court on January 16-17, 2007 implicating him in a conspiracy to obtain and publish confidential documents sealed by this court." The order includes relevant excerpts from the hearing transcript referencing Alex Berenson, James Gottstein, and David Egilman, and instructs Lilly to "serve a copy of this invitation" on Berenson.