Court Tosses Verdict, $3M Award Against Wyeth

Law360, New York (May 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appellate court has overturned a verdict and thrown out a $3 million damages award against Wyeth in a case involving controversial hormone replacement therapy Prempro.

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas tossed out the jury's February decision in a suit brought by breast cancer patient Jennie Nelson and her husband, granting Wyeth's post-trial motion for relief.

The court's decision to reverse the verdict is just the latest in a series of twists and turns in the Nelson case, one of 5,000 individual...
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