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

Takeda Part Two: Destroy Evidence, Pay the Price — Eli Lily 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 Lily & Co. (“Lily”). 

The Discovery Act Applies in Family Law

The Discovery Act Applies in Family Law

As a discovery referee in family law matters, I often come upon issues where opposing counsel does not think the Discovery Act applies to their proceeding. They argue that it is not necessary to make a diligent search and a reasonable inquiry when producing documents because everything is informally provided or that they don’t need to respond to the interrogatories because opposing counsel has all the information he needs because they talked about it on the phone three weeks ago.