Pfizer Nabs 9th Circ. Victory In Zoloft False-Ad Suit

By Kat Sieniuc (November 9, 2016, 7:13 PM EST) -- Pfizer Inc. defeated class allegations Wednesday that it greatly exaggerated the efficacy of its antidepressant Zoloft, after the Ninth Circuit agreed that the consumer waited too long to lodge her claims.

California's U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh had dismissed Laura Plumlee's claims with prejudice in September 2014, saying they were time-barred under the applicable three- and four-year statutes of limitations.

Plumlee had last purchased Zoloft or its generic equivalent in 2008, and by the time she brought her case in 2013, she had exceeded by at least seven months the limitations periods under the various California consumer protection laws she...

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