Pfizer Wants Court To Pause Zoloft Birth Defects Suit

Law360, New York (January 30, 2012, 7:11 PM EST) -- Pfizer Inc. on Monday asked a New York federal court to stay an action over birth defects allegedly caused by the antidepressant Zoloft, part of a push to simplify things while a federal panel decides whether to consolidate nearly 60 related cases.

The drugmaker told U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe that it makes sense to freeze a suit brought by parents Paula Peska and Scott Day, who claim Zoloft caused congenital defects that killed their young child.

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is deciding...
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Case Information

Case Title

Peska v. Pfizer Inc.

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Paul G. Gardephe

Date Filed

October 26, 2011

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