Tagged: Litigation Hold

Takeda Part Two: Destroy Evidence, Pay the Price — Eli Lilly and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Get Hit For $9 Billion Punitive Damages Verdict 0

Takeda Part Two: Destroy Evidence, Pay the Price — Eli Lilly and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Get Hit For $9 Billion Punitive Damages Verdict

Recently, in In re Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 11-2299, a Louisiana federal jury awarded $9 billion in punitive damages against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (“Takeda”) and Eli Lilly & Co. (“Lilly”). The verdict was delivered on the heels of Judge Rebecca Doherty’s January opinion, which lambasted Takeda for failing to (1) enforce its own litigation hold and (2) follow its document retention procedures, which led to the destruction of relevant evidence that Judge Doherty found would have likely been beneficial for the plaintiffs’ case.

Gibbons to Host 5th Annual E-Discovery Conference – November 3, 2011 0

Gibbons to Host 5th Annual E-Discovery Conference – November 3, 2011

On November 3, the Gibbons E-Discovery Task Force will host its fifth annual full day E-Discovery Conference featuring five members of the Gibbons Business & Commercial Litigation Department – Melissa DeHonney, Scott J. Etish, Jennifer A. Hradil, Jeffrey L. Nagel, and Mara E. Zazzali-Hogan. Devoted to the latest developments in electronic discovery and corporate information management, this program will include several of the most respected names in the e-discovery field, including former United States Magistrate Judge John Hughes, e-discovery authority Michael Arkfeld, and representatives of leading corporations and e-discovery service providers. Additional Gibbons attorneys will present and moderate panels including, Task Force Chair, Mark S. Sidoti, Paul E. Asfendis, Luis J. Diaz, and Phillip J. Duffy.