Paxil Judge Closes Door But Opens Window For GSK

Law360, New York (October 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal district judge has rejected GlaxoSmithKline PLC's plea to reconsider his refusal to dismiss a suit brought against the pharmaceutical giant over the death of a 16-year-old who committed suicide after taking the antidepressant Paxil. The judge ruled, however, that GSK should be allowed to pursue an interlocutory appeal.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter denied the motion for reconsideration but granted the request for certification of an interlocutory appeal in a decision handed down in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...
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