Nebraska Couple's Reglan Claims Time-Barred, Judge Says

By Braden Campbell (August 22, 2016, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A Nebraska federal court on Friday tossed a product liability suit accusing Pfizer Inc., Wyeth LLC and Schwarz Pharma Inc. of hiding that the heartburn drug Reglan can cause a rare movement disorder if taken for a prolonged period, ruling the couple behind the suit waited more than a decade too long to file.

Ruling the couple's allegations of fraud on the drugmakers' parts were a stretch, U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp said Cathy and Steve King offered no evidence showing why the state's 10-year statute of repose began running any later than 1988, when Cathy King began taking the...

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