Monday, January 30, 2006

Informal Gag Order in MDL Court?

Late last week, the attorneys in the next trial before Judge Fallon met regarding the 2/6/06 trial. During the first go 'round in the case set to be retried - during deliberations - the New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial saying that a study which has been a major focus of both federal and state trials had downplayed the drug's possible dangers.

What is the informal Order? It may be more of an 'understanding' that Fallon wants comments limited. Why? Perhaps because of the problems in the case? Stay tuned.