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7th Circuit Vacates $1M Opioid Defamation Verdict, Orders New Trial

Mealey's (May 16, 2018, 9:59 AM EDT) -- CHICAGO — The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 9 reversed a $1 million verdict for a doctor who says CVS Pharmacy defamed him when it refused to fill his patients’ opioid prescriptions (Anthony Mimms v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., No. 17-1918, 7th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 12179).

(Opinion available.  Document #28-180517-015Z.)

Dr. Anthony Mimms is an Indiana physician who started Mimms Functional Rehabilitation in 2013 after working at Rehabilitation Associates of Indiana. 

Beginning in 2013, CVS Pharmacy employees informed some of Mimms’ patients...
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