W.Va. High Court OKs Use Of Outside Counsel In State's Avandia Consumer Lawsuit

W.Va. High Court OKs Use Of Outside Counsel In State's Avandia Consumer Lawsuit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A unanimous West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on June 4 denied writs of prohibition that would have prevented the state attorney general from hiring special assistant attorneys general on a contingency fee basis to prosecute consumer claims involving the diabetes drug Avandia and credit card services (State of West Virginia, ex rel. Discovery Financial Services, Inc., et al. v. Hon. David W. Nibert, et al., No. 13-0086, State of West Virginia ex rel. GlaxoSmithKline, LLC, et al. v. Hon. James H. Young, Jr., et al., No. 13-0102, W.Va. Sup. App.; 2013 W. Va. LEXIS 603).

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