Widow Urges High Court To Hear Novartis Bone Drug Dispute

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT) -- The widow of a cancer patient has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her appeal of a bone drug liability suit against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., arguing that the Sixth Circuit improperly excluded expert causation testimony from the victim's doctor.

In a petition for writ of certiorari filed Aug. 31, Clarissa Simmons told the high court that because her husband James suffered from a rare, little-researched condition, causation testimony should not have been excluded without a hearing. The Sixth Circuit in June found that Simmons' experts...
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