Pa. Judge Denies GSK's Attempts To Nix Thalidomide Suits

Law360, Los Angeles (September 27, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss consolidated suits accusing pharmaceutical companies of hiding information about their distribution of the morning-sickness drug thalidomide, ruling that it is too early in the litigation to determine whether a statute of limitations blocked the claims.

The judge decided GlaxoSmithKline LLC and other companies that distributed the drug in the U.S. should wait until summary judgment or after a factual record is established before arguing the suits should be tossed. The companies contend the claims aren't valid because...
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