A wrongful-death case involving the diet drug fenfluramine (fen-phen) that settled Jan. 27 in Middlesex, Mass., Superior Court was one of the first cases in the state to use a technique allowing lawyers from both sides to address juries directly throughout trial.

Seven trial days into what was projected to be a six- to eight-week trial, both parties in Linnen v. Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories et al. reached a confidential settlement agreement. Neither side would comment on the settlement amount except to say a substantial portion would fund a foundation for the plaintiffs’ daughter who died of a heart condition after taking the prescription diet pill.

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