GSK Could Face Punitive Damages Over Paxil Case

Law360, New York (March 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district judge has denied a summary judgment to GlaxoSmithKline PLC, ordering documents the drug manufacturer said contain trade secrets unsealed, and paving the way for punitive damages in a product liability case filed by a user who claims the antidepressant Paxil was a factor in his suicide attempt.

Judge J.P. Stadtmueller ruled Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin that SmithKline Beecham Corp., doing business as GlaxoSmithKline, could face punitive damages if a jury decides that Paxil led to plaintiff Gary...
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