Bayer Prevails in Baycol Deceptive Marketing Class Action

  • Opinion

CHICAGO - To maintain an action against a drug maker under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, a plaintiff must actually be deceived by a statement or omission by the defendant and the mere sale of a prescription drug is not a representation that the drug is safe for its intended use, the state high court has ruled. De Bouse v. Bayer, No. 107528 (Ill. Sup. Ct.).

In a Dec. 17 opinion, the Illinois Supreme Court concluded that a state trial court erred in denying Bayer's motion for summary judgment on claims that it deceptively marketed its …


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