Prednisone Suit Proceeds Against Watson, Qualitest

Law360, New York (October 09, 2008, 12:00 AM ET) -- A federal judge has rejected bids by Watson Laboratories Inc. and Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc. to toss a product liability suit that alleges their allergy and autoimmune medication Prednisone caused a man to develop a bone disease.

After dismissing the complaint twice before, Judge Thomas J. Whelan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on Thursday cleared the way for Douglas E. Gilbert to pursue his claims of strict product liability, negligence and breach of warranties against the companies.

The defendants argued that...
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