We posted on Monday about the two cover stories in the New York Times about Zyprexa that were based on internal Eli Lilly documents that might have been disclosed in violation of a protective order. We withheld judgment on whether the documents had been disclosed lawfully or not, because we just don’t know; we are outsiders to the Zyprexa litigation.
The court now appears to have sided with Lilly. On Monday, Judge Cogan (in Judge Weinstein’s absence) entered an “Order for Mandatory Injunction” enjoining the lawyer who gave the documents to the Times from further disseminating the documents and requiring him to return the documents and to preserve certain information relating to how he obtained and distributed the documents.
Here’s a link to the order.
If we learn more, you’ll learn more.