Thursday, February 07, 2008

Did we mean a $1B Zyprexa Settlement? Sorry, that was Confidential

The news that Eli Lilly was working out a deal with with federal and state prosecutors over improper marketing of Zyprexa was the result of an inadvertent leak from one of the lawyers on the matter.

A lawyer at Pepper Hamilton mistakenly sent an e-mail containing a confidential document to a reporter at The New York Times. Seems that the news reporter was named Alex Berenson. He has the same last name as another lawyer who was supposed to have received the e-mail, Bradford Berenson.

Some are calling it "A Nightmare on Email Street."

Thanks to several sites, including Fortune.