Pfizer, Wyeth Lose 3rd Circ. Bid To Toss Pa. Fen-Phen Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (November 8, 2012, 3:52 PM EST) -- In a blow to Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Pfizer Inc., the Third Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a Pennsylvania federal judge’s ruling allowing a member of a nationwide fen-phen class action settlement to pursue product liability claims against the drugmakers in state court in Philadelphia.

The Third Circuit said it would not hear arguments in an appeal sought by Wyeth and Pfizer Inc., which challenged U.S. District Court Judge Harvey Bartle III’s decision to allow plaintiff Valarie Farmer, who was a member of a 2000 class-action settlement,...
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