May 23, 1996 —The Supreme Court of Kentucky decides the case of the Hon John W Potter vs Eli Lilly unanimously in Judge Potter's favor, citing the lawyers' serious lack of candor, evidence of bad faith, abuse of process, and fraud, because it had been shown that Lilly had agreed to settle the trial after its first phase, in exchange for plaintiff lawyers refraining from introducing evidence of problems with another Lilly product, Oraflex.

This is an important milestone in the U.S. legal system's challenge to the gap between the marketing message on SSRIs, and reality.