A federal judge has tossed 173 complaints from the litigation over the shingles vaccine Zostavax, and in doing so offered some stern words for the attorneys who filed the complaints.

U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Thursday issued a five-page order tossing nearly one-third of the complaints from the 542-strong multidistrict litigation, saying that the complaints were “full of boilerplate language unrelated to the individual case,” and were “the antitheses of how a proper federal complaint should be drafted.”

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