The recent Xarelto trial that ended in a nearly $28 million plaintiffs verdict took an unexpected political turn during closing arguments. But, according to the defendants, the turn wasn’t as unexpected as it might have seemed.

Defendants Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals said in a post-trial motion filed Friday that social media posts by members of the plaintiff’s trial team using the hashtag #KillinNazis showed that the plaintiffs’ attorneys had a “premeditated plan” to connect Bayer with Nazis in the minds of the jurors.

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