MICHAEL SHABSIS VS THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIF

michael shabsis, Plaintiff, v. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, et. al. Defendants.

Case No.: BC567668

Hearing Date: July 26, 2019

[TENTATIVE] order RE:

(1) Defendant County’s motion for cost of proof sanctions

(2) Plaintiff’s MOTION to STRIKE / tax costs

BACKGROUND

Plaintiff Michael Shabsis (“Plaintiff”) filed a complaint on December 24, 2014 against Defendants The Regents of the University of California, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Philip Cogen M.D., the County of Los Angeles (“County”), the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Leroy Baca, and Pfizer, Inc. Plaintiff alleges that in September 2013, Cogen prescribed him a smoking cessation medication identified as CHANTIX (varenicline) which is distributed, advertised, and marketed by Pfizer. Plaintiff alleges that on January 2, 2014, he suffered a severe psychotic breakdown as a result of taking CHANTIX, whic........