Tag Archives: OxyContin

Tort/Negligence – Prescription Drug Misbranding – Oxycontin Addiction – Learned Intermediary Doctrine – Civil Practice – Statute of Limitations (access required)

Luberda v. Purdue Frederick Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-083-14, 16 pp.) (R. Bryan Harwell, J.) 4:13-cv-00897; D.S.C. Holding: In his negligence, gross negligence and fraud claims, plaintiff has not alleged that his physician would have changed his decision to prescribe ...

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Contract – Relator’s Release No Bar to FCA Suit (access required)

U.S. ex rel. Steven May v. Purdue Pharma LP Although a relator in an earlier False Claims Act suit against defendant pharmaceutical company saw his FCA suit dismissed pursuant to a general release he signed to obtain a severance package when he was laid off as sales manager, that release was personal to the sales manager and does not bar a later FCA suit filed by two new relators – the sales manager’s wife and another sales representative for defendant.

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