Court Grants Plaintiff Hemispherx Biopharma (HEB)
New Trial in Case Against Defendant Manuel Asensio
 
Excerpts from Order by Judge Albert Sheppard
July 13, 2002
 
Upon consideration of Plaintiff's post trial motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict ("JNOV") on the issues of whether Defendants defamed and disparaged Plaintiff and for a new trial on issues of causation and damages or in the alternative for a new trial on issues of causation and damages or in the alternative for a new trial on issues ('Plaintiff's post trial motion") and Defendants' response in opposition . . . it is hereby ordered as follows. . .
 
3.  Plaintiff's post trial motion in the alternative for a new trial on all issues is granted as to Plaintiff's claims against Defendants for defamation and disparagement based primarily on the repeated violations of orders in limine and other obdurate and contumacious and prejudicial misconduct by Defendant Manuel P. Asensio in the presence of the jury; . . .
 
5.  The court holds under advisement Plaintiff's request for costs and attorney fees incurred in connection with the original trial based on Defendants' conduct throught the course of that trial . . .