SOURCE: Apaporis

September 11, 2008 08:15 ET

J & J Produces Documents for Apaporis in Pre-Trial Investigation of Pharma Competitive Intelligence Conference Marketer Amy Yueh

TEANECK, NJ--(Marketwire - September 11, 2008) - Johnson & Johnson is the first of several major New Jersey and New York based pharmaceutical companies cooperating in the Amy Yueh investigation to provide internal files for the legal team prosecuting the case against her.

Ms. Yueh faces trial on January 26, 2009 in Hackensack, NJ, on charges of misappropriation of corporate property in a legal action that was initiated in December 2007 by Apaporis. Documents and witnesses are being sought from six drug companies with whom Ms. Yueh has had contact as part of the pre-trial preparation.

Files documenting Ms. Yueh's communications with several J & J employees from October 2005 through the present were delivered in compliance with a subpoena that was served to the company on July 7, 2008. Michele Bacorn, assistant to J & J counsel John O'Shaughnessy of J & J, stated, "We reserve the right to supplement the present response at a later date if we should locate additional relevant materials."

Sanofi-Aventis has also agreed to cooperate in the investigation especially targeting Ms. Yueh's activities from October through December of 2007. Senior Corporate Counsel Joshua Lubin, Esq. responded that the company will "produce responsive, non-privileged documents within its possession, custody, or control in response to the Subpoena."

Pfizer counsel Foster Gibbons has indicated by phone that his firm would cooperate. Further information is anticipated shortly.

Subpoenas requesting similar information seeking to document Ms. Yueh's activities with select drug companies have also been delivered to Merck, Novartis, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Apaporis specializes in content-driven conferences for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The limited liability corporation is privately held and located in Teaneck, NJ. Visit www.pharmabiotechci.com or www.chemoutsourcing.com for more information.

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