Docket No. 77-3421.

94 Mich. App. 59 (1979)

289 N.W.2d 20


Michigan Court of Appeals.

Decided December 5, 1979.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charfoos & Charfoos (by Lawrence S. Charfoos, Thomas H. Bleakley and J. Douglas Peters) (Hayim I. Gross, of counsel), for plaintiffs.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon (by Lane D. Bauer, Leo P. Dreyer and Larry R. O'Neal) and Dickinson, Wright, McKean, Cudlip & Moon (by John E.S. Scott and Robert S. Krause), for defendant Eli Lilly and Company.

Kitch & Suhrheinrich (by James G. Smith), for defendant The Upjohn Company.

Plunkett, Cooney, Rutt, Watters, Stanczyk & Pedersen, P.C., for defendant E.R. Squibb and Sons, Inc.

Vandeveer, Garzia, Tonkin, Kerr & Heaphy, P.C. (by Edmund M. Brady), for defendant William H. Rorer, Inc.

Seavitt, Wescott, Miller, Stowe & Magnuson (by Perry J. Seavitt and Gregory A. Reynolds), for defendants Merck & Company and Merck, Sharp & Dohme.

Richard D. Kramer, for defendant The Blue Line Chemical Company.

Lacey & Jones (by Kenneth M. Zorn), for Vale Chemical Company.

Johnson, Campbell & Moesta, P.C., for defendant Central Pharmacal Company.

Garan, Lucow, Miller, Lehman, Seward & Cooper, for defendant Rexall Drug Company.

Warner, Norcross & Judd (by Wallson G. Knack and John D. Tully), for defendant McNeil Laboratories, Inc.

Harvey, Kruse & Westen, P.C. (by James N. Martin), for defendant McNeil Laboratories, Inc.

Markle & Markle and James S. Goulding (of counsel), for defendants Schering Corporation and White Laboratories, Inc.

Sommers, Schwartz, Silver, Schwartz, Tyler & Gordon, for defendant Cole Pharmacal Company.

Jenkins, Fortescue, Miller & Nystrom, P.C., for defendant Burroughs Wellcome Company.

Lord, Bissel & Brook (by Hugh Moore) (Schureman, Frakes, Glass & Wulfmeier, of counsel), for defendant Abbot Laboratories.

Dice, Sweeney & Sullivan, P.C. (by David R. Getto), for defendant S.J. Tutag and Company.

Morbach, Cheatham & MacArthur, for defendant Kremers-Urban Company.

Before: R.M. MAHER, P.J., and BRONSON and A.E. MOORE, JJ.


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