8th Circ. OKs $27M Damages Dismissal In Prempro Case

Law360, New York (November 2, 2009, 6:23 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a judge rightly threw out a $27 million award to a woman who claimed Wyeth and a Pfizer Inc. subsidiary failed to warn about the cancer risk of their controversial hormone replacement treatment because of expert testimony the judge said should not have been allowed.

A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit handed down the ruling Monday, agreeing with the district court judge that expert testimony the jurors relied on should have been...
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