The judge who oversaw the latest Xarelto trial in Philadelphia is asking the parties to produce more information about a social media post using the hashtag “#killinnazis,” which defendants say revealed plaintiffs counsel had covertly attempted to link them to Nazi Germany during the trial.
In two one-page orders issued Monday afternoon, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael Erdos asked defendants Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals to provide more legal authority about whether the social media posts can be added to the official record, and asked the plaintiffs to provide the name of the person who took a photo of the courtroom, which was later posted on Instagram with the hashtag “killinnazis.”
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