Judge Pares Suit Over Pfizer's Yanked Feed Additive

Law360, New York (September 24, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Friday trimmed a suit brought by a Chinese animal-drug maker over Pfizer Inc.'s suspension of a feed additive tied to higher levels of a carcinogen in chickens, but allowed breach of contract claims to move forward.

U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan found that Zhejiang Rongyao Chemical Co. Ltd. had failed to sufficiently argue grounds for promissory estoppel or breach of fiduciary duty in its complaint against Pfizer, but allowed breach of contract and implied contract claims to go forward. Pfizer...
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