Judge Allows Joinder of Doctor to Defeat Diversity in Generic Paxil Case

LAFAYETTE, La. - A federal judge has permitted a plaintiff to rejoin a physician and the practice where he worked as defendants in a generic Paxil wrongful death suit, a move the judge said requires remand of the action to state court. Delahoussaye v. Apotex Corp., No. 07-1325 (W.D. La.).

Judge Mildred E. Methvin of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana ruled Dec. 10 that the surviving family of Donald D. Delahoussaye could amend their complaint to add the doctor so they would not have to pursue parallel civil cases against him and the manufacturer of …


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