GSK's Preemption Argument Fails To Stop Paxil Case

Law360, New York (August 3, 2009, 12:48 PM EDT) -- A judge has rebuffed GlaxoSmithKline PLC's federal preemption arguments, giving the go-ahead to a product liability lawsuit alleging that the drugmaker's antidepressant Paxil caused a man to attempt suicide.

In an order Wednesday, Judge J.P. Stadtmueller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin denied the bid by GSK to grant summary judgment in the case brought by plaintiff Gary L. Forst and his wife, Bonita.

The Forsts' lawsuit alleges that Gary Forst attempted suicide almost immediately after he started using the drug...
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