N.Y. Court Moves Out-Of-State Plaintiff's Lipitor Case

Law360, New York (June 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- New York's Supreme Court has dismissed a case claiming that Pfizer Inc.'s blockbuster cholesterol treatment Lipitor caused health problems on the condition that the drugmaker consent to jurisdiction in Georgia, the plaintiff's home state.

In an order issued June 13, Justice Martin Shulman of the Supreme Court of the State of New York granted Pfizer's bid to dismiss plaintiff Charles M. Wilson's complaint on the grounds of forum non conveniens.

As a condition of dismissal, however, the New York-based Pfizer must consent to jurisdiction in Georgia...
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