First Neurontin Lawsuit is Dismissed During Trial
Bizarre outcome for the first Neurontin trial. The family agreed to dismiss the lawsuit in the middle of trial after an anonymous donor - huh? - offered to put money in a trust for their 10-year-old daughter, according to Mark Lanier, the family’s lawyer. Bloomberg has a compete article on the case which does not have the amount of the trust, but I'm told the anonymous donor offered $50,000.
It is hard not to speculate who the anonymous donor is. Who would offer a little girl money contingent on her dropping her lawsuit? Pfizer? Oliver Stone would buy that one. A lawyer with a lot of Neurontin cases who did not want this one to go to verdict? An anonymous person who is not a product liability lawyer as others have suggested? Who knows? Crazy story.