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Monday, May 07, 2018

Titan 1 Jack-In-The-Box 0 - A Tale of Two Attorneys

Last December, I reported on how the legal-based website, Law360, had interviewed King & Spalding's top asshat asset, Andrew Bayman. In the article, Bayman said the Dolin Vs GSK trial, which Bayman lost, was his biggest 'accomplishment.'

Backstories of the trial and Bayman's interview are at the foot of this post.

Yesterday, Law360 flipped the coin and wrote a marvelous piece about one of Dolin's legal counsel, Brent Wisner of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman. The headline reads, "Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar: Baum Hedlund's R. Brent Wisner". Link here (PDF Courtesy of  Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman)

Fitting that Law360 posted this on May 6 as it marked the 11 year anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Sara Carlin who, like Stewart Dolin, died by "suicide" after being prescribed Paxil (paroxetine)

I covered Sara's inquest on a daily basis and, just as I did for the Dolin trial, reported what mainstream media wouldn't. During Sara's inquest, I frequently spoke with her father, Neil. It was trying times for the Carlin's, more so because drug giant GSK decided to attend the inquest by sending its attorneys.

Fortunately, I was able to attend the Dolin trial and witnessed first-hand the brilliance of Dolin's counsel. Wisner (pictured above) and co-counsel, David Rapoport, carefully crafted and delivered evidence to the jury resulting in a victory for Wendy Dolin, the plaintiff and widow of Stewart Dolin. As Rapoport states in the Law360 article, "His witness examinations were consistently to the point, effective, interesting and often entertaining. He created a David v. Goliath atmosphere that I believe contributed to the plaintiff’s verdict."

I can't top Rapoport's words.

Being present at most of the trial, I witnessed two teams in action. Of course, I had a bias for the plaintiff but tried not to let that influence my reporting. It was interesting to see GlaxoSmithKline's attorneys in action as much as it was Wisner and Rapoport. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Andy Bayman required knee surgery after the trial due to constantly springing up from his chair at every given moment shouting 'Objection, your Honor!"

Remarkably, during Bayman's summation, he addressed the jury and rhetorically asked: "Don't you think if these medicines caused suicide someone would have spoken up?"

Unfortunately, the dead cannot speak, but prosecuting attorneys such as Brent "Titan" Wisner can and do speak for the dead. Despite GSK's effort to suppress info via its legal team and paint a false and unfavorable description of Stewart, Wisner introduced the real and likeable Stewart to the jury and the jury didn't buy GSK's attempts to falsely label Stewart as "mentally ill." 

Stewart did speak during the trial and he continues to speak today through the advocacy work of his widow and the caring law firm whose record against GlaxoSmithKline is most admirable. (Law360 also touched on Wisner's work surrounding his involvement in another case, this time against Monsanto Co.)

Law360 also touched on Wisner's work surrounding his involvement in another case, this time against Monsanto Co.

Wisner, Law360 claim, "leaked internal emails from Monsanto to the New York Times which suggested the agrochemical giant may have tried to ghostwrite academic articles exploring, among other things, the health risks of its products. Wisner obtained the documents from the company in a San Francisco federal court case that alleges the company's top-selling weed killer Roundup causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma."

I have to take my hat off to anyone who leaks drug company internal emails as for too long such emails have been kept hidden from the public.

The success of the Dolin verdict has opened the door for more Paxil lawsuits and this is a positive step for consumers. Brent's employer's, Baum Hedlund, is now investigating more Paxil suicide cases on behalf of families whose loved ones have taken their lives and/or been harmed while on Paxil.

On September 1, 2017, Baum Hedlund sent a letter to Apotex, the current manufacturer of Paxil and paroxetine, putting the company on notice that the Paxil label is inadequate. For a Free Case Evaluation visit here.

With yet another success against GlaxoSmithKline under their belt, Baum Hedlund are now taking on the might of Monsanto.

On December 26, 2015, Californian farmer, Jack McCall passed away after suffering a massive stroke due to complications from a rare version of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His wife, Teri, has now has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Monsanto, claiming exposure to Roundup caused her late husband to develop cancer.

More about Jack McCall and further information regarding RoundUp lawsuits can be found here.

This post is dedicated to the memories of Stewart and Sara, both of whom who should be here today, both of whom whose lives tragically ended after taking Paxil.

Nessun dorma.

Bob Fiddaman


Dolin Vs GSK

Dolin v GSK - Opening Arguments

Dolin Vs GSK - Day Two - "Jack-In-The-Box"

Dolin vs GSK - Healy 'Rocks Da House'

Dolin Vs GSK - JP Garnier Video Deposition

Dolin Vs GSK - The Dunbar Tape

Dolin Vs GSK - Day 4 - Slam Dunk

Dolin Vs GSK - 8.9 Suicide Increase For Adult Paxil Users

Dolin Vs GSK - Day 6 - Ass Kicking Semantics

Dolin Vs GSK - Day 7 - Abraham Lincoln

Dolin Vs GSK - Day 8 - Get to the Point, Todd!

Dolin Vs GSK - Glenmullen Nails It!

Dolin Vs GSK - "Babes"

Dolin Vs GSK - Wendy's Cross and GSK's Petition

Dolin Vs GSK - Robert "Bling Bling" Gibbons

Dolin Vs GSK: Suicide Prevention Warning "Futile", Claims GSK Exec

Dolin Vs GSK : Jury shown List of the Dead in Paxil Clinical Trials

Dolin Vs GSK: Last Man Standing & The Return of Dr. Healy

Dolin Vs GSK: Closing Arguments

Sara Carlin

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