Pfizer Vaccine Decision In Federal Court Bars NJ Suit, Court Says

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday put the brakes on a lawsuit accusing a vaccine maker now owned by Pfizer Inc. of causing cancer with a sloppily made polio shot, ruling the suit was barred by collateral estoppel because a federal court had nixed a similar complaint from the plaintiff.

The state high court reversed a decision reinstating the product liability suit filed by vaccine recipient Jamie Gannon against American Home Products Inc. and several related companies. The proper analytical framework for testing the collateral...
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