Wyeth Says 3rd Circ. Appeal Stays Philly Fen-Phen Trial

Law360, Philadelphia (October 23, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT) -- An attorney for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. told a Philadelphia judge Tuesday that he should stay an upcoming fen-phen product liability trial while the drugmaker pursues an appeal in the Third Circuit challenging the plaintiff’s standing to bring claims in state court.

In oral arguments before Judge Arnold New in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Judy Leone, an attorney with Dechert LLP representing Wyeth, said it was well-settled precedent for stays in state court cases to be issued while related federal court appeals are ongoing....
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