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Seroquel Judge Sets Homework For AstraZeneca

Law360 (August 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The judge overseeing product liability litigation against AstraZeneca's blockbuster Seroquel will not consider calls to dismiss certain strict liability claims from the consolidated cases until the pharmaceutical giant offers up a detailed argument.

Responding to the drug maker's contention that thousands of plaintiffs in the massive multidistrict litigation had made claims not recognized by law in two dozen states, U.S. District Judge Anne Conway said the court could not just take AstraZeneca's word for it.

The Florida judge ordered the drug maker on Tuesday to provide...
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