Calif. Supreme Court Declines To Hear Conte Case

Law360, New York (January 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The California Supreme Court has blocked Wyeth Inc.'s attempt to sidestep claims by a woman who sued the pharmaceutical giant for failing to warn her doctor that a generic equivalent of the company's anti-heartburn medicine Reglan could cause an incurable muscular disorder.

The court on Wednesday denied Wyeth's petition to review a November ruling by the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District reinstating plaintiff Elizabeth Conte's damages suit against the Madison, N.J.-based drugmaker. That ruling held that makers of brand-name drugs can be...
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