Jail? No, this is America; we just want our money back. Only bad men, extremists and wild-eyed fanatics go to jail.
Lilly has already paid out $1.2 billion for 32,000 individual claims; the company faces further lawsuits by twelve states seeking damages. The company agreed in January to pay $1.4 billion to thirty states and this total included a $615 million fine levied by the federal government. Damages from pending lawsuits could reach another $6.8 billion, but with sales of $4 billion a year for seven years there is little monetary loss for the company.
"Plaintiffs are releasing one-sided, cherry-picked documents obtained in discovery to selected news media in an effort to try their cases in the media," said Lilly spokeswoman Marni Lemons, who added that the company will fight the lawsuit.
From a Lily sales memo from 2001: "With most customers, we will continue to address the diabetes concern only when it arises. Get back to selling!"
Go to jail? Don't be ridiculous, no one is going to jail. Only bad men, extremists and wild-eyed fanatics go to jail. This is just doing business in America.