Court Shoots Down AstraZeneca Move For Dismissals

Law360, New York (November 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge has denied a bid by AstraZeneca to dismiss some claims in 11 cases brought over its drug Seroquel because of federal preemption, saying the drug company failed to address all aspects of the claims against it.

But in her ruling Tuesday, Judge Anne C. Conway of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida gave AstraZeneca the opportunity to refile its motion.

The dispute concerns the cases that allege the drug company failed to warn consumers and the medical community of the...
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