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Johnson v. Glaxosmithkline, Inc., B199453

In a class action alleging deceptive advertising regarding the prescription drug Paxil, summary judgment for defendant is reversed where: 1) denial of class certification in a prior nation-wide class action regarding Paxil did not collaterally estop plaintiffs' attempt to certify a class limited to California members; and 2) denial of certification in another prior class action, of a class not limited to those who saw the allegedly deceptive Paxil advertisements, did not collaterally estop plaintiffs' claim, which does include allegation of injury resulting from seeing the advertisements.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/19/2008
  • Published 09/19/2008




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Kabateck, Brown Kellner, Brian S. Kabateck, Richard L. Kellner and Alfredo Torrijos, Los Angeles;  Khorrami Pollard & Abir, H. Scott Leviant, Santa Barbara, Shawn Khorrami and Matt C. Bailey, Los Angeles;  Milstein Adelman & Kreger, Wayne S. Kreger, Santa Monica, and Paul D. Stevens for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath and William A. Hanssen, Los Angeles;  King & Spalding, Todd P. Davis, Stephen B. Devereaux and Bradley W. Pratt for Defendant and Respondent.
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