Impact Of Wyeth Decision To Be Broad, Immediate

Law360, New York (March 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- As the dust settles from the U.S. Supreme Court's sweeping preemption decision in Wyeth v. Levine, lawyers say the case could almost immediately have a profound impact on litigation.

Attorneys said the decision could lead to an uptick in product liability litigation, while also making it harder for drug manufacturers to win dismissal of such cases. However, lawyers and professors are divided on whether the ruling will affect legal areas other than product liability.

In the greatly anticipated 6-3 decision Wednesday, the Supreme Court said a...
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