Monday, October 11, 2010

Verdict Reduced and Lawyer Sanctioned in Fosomax Bellwether Trial

Southern District of NY Judge John F. Keenan reduced the verdict from 8 million to 1.5 million dollars. He also sanctioned the lawyer 2,500 dollars for referencing another Fosomax trial when explicitly told not to do so by the judge.

See the New York Law Journal and Torts Prof Blog for coverage.

I think we need to open up (or reopen) the question of what juries in bellwether cases ought to know about other cases, the range of verdicts that this "type" of case usually gets, and other information that will help them reach decisions.  For more on why this might be a good idea see my newest piece, Rough Justice.

ADL

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