Lauren Stevens, a former attorney at GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) who lives in Durham, won a round in her legal fight against a federal investigation on Wednesday.

The judge hearing the case in Maryland threw out the indictment, Bloomberg news and Reuters reported.

The ruling came after Stevens’ defense said prosecutors made mistakes in presenting the case to a grand jury. (Read more details here.)

Stevens, who was an associate general counsel at GSK, was charged last November with obstructing a Food and Drug Administration investigation into how GSK marketed the antidepressant drug Wellbutrin for unapproved uses. (Stevens pleaded not guilty in December.

Prosecutors may still seek another indictment. A trial had been set to begin April 5.

Read the Bloomberg report here.

Read the Reuters story here.

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