Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal

Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal

by Kip Petroff


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Batting Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal is the compelling true story of one man’s quest to hold a corporate giant accountable for the blind greed that put six million lives at risk. Wyeth, the makers of fen-phen, circumvented Food and Drug Administration regulations to push their miracle drug cocktail on overweight consumers. They then engaged in a complex cover-up of dangerous side effects fearing an FDA backlash. Fen-phen was finally pulled from pharmacy shelves but only after mounting deaths and illnesses became too numerous to ignore.

With his Midwestern work ethic and fighter’s spirit, attorney Kip Petroff passionately led the charge in courtrooms across the country despite the toll on his personal and professional life. His aggressive strategy resulted in the first verdict, an historic award that ultimately led to a nationwide settlement. But the corruption that followed would test his early commitment to bring justice to the drugs’ victims. The massive class action would drag on for more than a decade, spawning a host of shadowy back-room pacts, threats, allegations, and deceit.

Relying on his principles and leaning heavily on his faith, Petroff persevered for himself and his clients. His inspirational story is proof that each of us has the power to stand up to Goliath, whoever—and whatever—it may be.

One hundred percent of the revenue from the sales of Battling Goliath: Inside a $22 Billion Legal Scandal will benefit New Hope Foundation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983737407
Publisher: Frame House Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/28/2011
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

KIP A. PETROFF has been suing large companies on behalf of injured consumers for more than twenty-five years, but is best known for blazing the trail in the fen-phen diet drug litigation. He is the founder and senior partner of the Dallas-based firm, Petroff & Associates, and is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both civil and personal injury trial law. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Suzi, and their blended family. Together they founded New Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the living conditions of underprivileged families through support, education 
and scholarships.

SUZI ZIMMERMAN PETROFF is a former teacher and author of numerous books and theatrical pieces. She has two sons, three stepchildren, and is married to Kip Petroff. Learn more about Zimmerman Petroff at 
the following websites: and

Table of Contents

The Ten Year Fen-Phen Battle x

Preface xiii

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Alone 1

Round One

Chapter 2 Great Expectations 9

Chapter 3 Getting Inside the Giant's Head 17

Chapter 4 Preparing for Battle 25

Chapter 5 False Start 41

Chapter 6 A Devastating Blow 49

Chapter 7 Fight Time 53

Chapter 8 Knockout 65

Chapter 9 Proposals for Marriage & Money 71

Round Two

Chapter 10 Battle Weary 81

Chapter 11 The Echoing of Early Warnings 89

Chapter 12 Nuclear War 103

Chapter 13 Fighting on Multiple Fronts 113

Chapter 14 One Beating After Another 127

Chapter 15 Ruthless 131

Chapter 16 The Seventh Amendment 137

Chapter 17 Going the Distance 143

Chapter 18 Friends, Foes & Fish 151

Chapter 19 A Welcome Relief 161

Chapter 20 Enough is Enough 167

Afterword 175

About the Authors 179

Glossary 181

Green Form/Matrix 191

Index 193

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Bought the book, got the sample! Be careful of Barnes and Noble!
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