Nigerian Case Against Pfizer Runs Into Delay

Law360, New York (January 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Nigerian state's battle against Pfizer Inc. has been put on hold for a few more days as both sides wait for the judge to resume the case regarding allegations that the pharmaceutical giant conducted illegal clinical trials of a meningitis drug that killed and disabled children.

On Tuesday, a Kano court adjourned the criminal case against Pfizer until next Monday in light of the judge's absence, the Associated Press reported.

"We have agreed with the prosecution to adjourn the case to Feb. 4 with the...
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