Apotex Sues Olivieri (Again)

Just a quick note, for those of you who haven’t heard: the Olivieri affair is reigniting.

That’s right: Canada’s most famous research-ethics scandal isn’t over, apparently. Pharmaceutical company Apotex is suing Dr. Nancy Olivieri. Again.

See the report/editorial in the CAUT Bulletin, here: Apotex Inc.: A Corporation Above the Courts?

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) believes a new legal tactic adopted by Canadian pharmaceutical corporation Apotex Inc. against Canadian university teacher Dr. Nancy Olivieri is a blatant misuse of the Canadian legal system.

In a late December appeal to the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Apotex has requested to be relieved from complying with a settlement it entered into with Dr. Olivieri in 2004 to resolve defamation litigation.

Apotex has brought its new appeal even though the Court of Appeal ordered Apotex to comply with the settlement agreement 18 months ago….

That’s all for now. We’ll surely return to this topic soon.

~ by Nancy Walton on January 22, 2009.

One Response to “Apotex Sues Olivieri (Again)”

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