Fla. Judge Nixes Punitive Damages In Novartis Zometa Row

Law360, New York (March 27, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday nixed punitive damages from a lawsuit alleging Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.'s Aredia and Zometa bone drugs caused a woman to develop osteonecrosis of the jaw, finding that New Jersey law limiting punitive damages in such cases applies.

U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell took a cue from recent rulings in other cases alleging similar injuries from Aredia and Zometa, which held that New Jersey law precluding punitive damages applies because East Hanover, N.J.-based Novartis made its decisions regarding the drugs’ labeling,...
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Case Information

Case Title

Guenther et al v. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation

Case Number



Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Gregory A. Presnell

Date Filed

March 28, 2008

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