Paxil Birth Defect Suit Sent Back To Pa. State Court

Law360, Philadelphia (September 30, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday booted back to state court a case against GlaxoSmithKline PLC over birth defects allegedly caused by the use of the antidepressant Paxil, intensifying a split between judges in Pennsylvania's Eastern District over how to handle a set of related cases.

U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson's decision to remand the suit followed a Third Circuit ruling in June in favor of GSK in a product liability suit over the morning-sickness drug thalidomide. In that suit, the appeals court concluded that the...
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