Novartis Plays Down Impact Of Split High Court Ruling

Law360, New York (April 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Defending its calls for summary judgment against plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation over its controversial bone cancer drugs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. has contended that a recent high court decision has no bearing on its argument.

In support of its motion to toss the cases of three Michigan plaintiffs, the drugmaker told the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on Monday that the Supreme Court's 4-4 ruling in Warner-Lambert Co. v. Kent was irrelevant, since the justices were split down the middle and the ruling...
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