SG Says High Court Shouldn't Hear Teva Drug Label Case

By Emily Field (December 19, 2014, 6:16 PM EST) -- The solicitor general told the U.S. Supreme Court that it shouldn't hear an appeal by Teva Pharmaceutical USA Inc. in a California state case over the generic-drug maker's alleged liability for injuries stemming from out of date warning labels, saying that court lacks jurisdiction.

In an amicus brief filed Dec. 16, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli told the high court that it should deny Teva's petition for a writ of certiorari, saying that the Supreme Court didn't have the jurisdiction to review a state court of appeals interlocutory decision. The solicitor general maintained that the appeals court had correctly ruled that...

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