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Supreme Court Tort Ruling Deals Set Back to Industry
10:27 AM MST | March 6, 2009 | KARA SISSELL
The Supreme Court ruled last week that FDA approval does not shield drug companies from personal injury suits, a decision that will have major implications for personal injury lawsuits in a wide range of industries, attorneys say. The 6-3 decision in Wyeth v. Levine also sets an important precedent for legal disputes that center on federal preemption of state laws, and it could give a green light to many state personal injury suits, attorneys say. At the heart of the dispute is whether FDA labeling requirements prohibit personal injury lawsuits in state courts...
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