Sanofi Accuses FedEx Of Wrecking $7M Vaccine Shipment

Law360, New York (April 16, 2012, 1:12 PM EDT) -- The vaccines division of Sanofi SA on Thursday sued a specialty unit of Federal Express Corp. for allegedly exposing a $7 million pharmaceutical shipment to subfreezing temperatures, rendering the product unfit for human consumption.

In a complaint filed in New York federal court, Sanofi Pasteur Inc. says it contracted with FedEx Custom Critical Inc. in 2009 for interstate truck transport of unspecified vaccines that had to be stored in a temperature range of 35 degrees to 46 degrees.

At some point, the air temperature in the...
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