Novartis Gets NJ Damages Applied To Fla. Bone Drug Suit

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 5:04 PM EST) -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. won its bid Friday to apply New Jersey punitive damages law to a Florida lawsuit contending its Aredia and Zometa bone drugs destroyed a woman’s jaw after a Florida federal judge ruled New Jersey’s law is more relevant on that issue.

U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers said that although the woman’s injuries occurred in Florida, Novartis’ decisions regarding the drugs’ labeling, packaging and warning occurred in New Jersey where it is headquartered, and said New Jersey has a stronger interest in regulating...
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