Pfizer Buries Hatchet With Nigerian State

Law360, New York (April 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Pfizer Inc. has reportedly reached an out-of-court deal to settle a multibillion-dollar case with the government of Nigeria's Kano state that alleges the pharmaceutical giant's meningitis drug trials killed 11 children and caused brain damage in and paralyzed others.

The company's lead counsel in the case, Anthony Idigbe, told reporters after a court hearing in Kano that a “broad and principal fundamental agreement has been reached between Kano state government and Pfizer,” Reuters reported Friday.

Pfizer did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday....
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