Quoted from http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-01/takeda-gets-6-5-million-diabetes-drug-verdict-thrown-out.html
Takeda Gets $6.5 Million Diabetes-Drug Verdict Thrown OutBy Jef Feeley - May 1, 2013 5:12 PM ET
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. persuaded a judge to throw out a $6.5 million jury verdict over its Actos diabetes drug because lawyers for a California man didn’t produce sufficient evidence to show his cancer was caused by the medication.
Judge Kenneth Freeman in state court in Los Angeles ruled today Jack Cooper’s attorneys weren’t able to properly link the former telephone-company worker’s bladder cancer to his Actos use and jurors shouldn’t have had a chance to return their verdict against Asia’s largest drugmaker. It was the first of more than 3,000 lawsuits over the medication to go to trial.
Testimony from a doctor who concluded Cooper’s Actos use caused his bladder cancer turned out to be “inherently unreliable” and that justified throwing the case out, Freedman said in a 27-page ruling.