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Novartis Gets Punitive Damages Barred In Bone Drug Suit

Law360, New York (May 12, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge overseeing a trial over jaw injuries allegedly caused by Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp.’s bone drugs Zometa and Aredia on Friday said the company can’t be held liable for punitive damages because there isn’t enough evidence to prove its executives acted wrongfully.

Plaintiffs Jimmy and Patricia Earp have alleged that Novartis is liable for punitive damages under North Carolina law because Zometa caused him to develop osteonecrosis of the jaw. The suit is one of a multitude over the drug. But U.S. District Judge James Dever III said in a transcript provided to Law360 that the Earps failed to...

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North Carolina Eastern

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November 20, 2011

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