A federal judge in New York ordered a French drug company to pay $32.6 million in attorney fees for vexatious conduct in patent litigation against Bristol-Myers Squibb. Judge Robert P. Patterson said that Rhone-Poulenc Rorer "defiled the temple of justice" in a suit involving the cancer drug Taxol by obstructing depositions and discovery, instructing a witness not to answer deposition questions and advancing baseless claims.
Drug Company Must Pay Fees of $32 Million
New York Law Journal
July 29, 2002