STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Philadelphia Court Rules Plaintiffs' Claims Are Legally Sufficient to Proceed
January 1, 2002
PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia trial court has overruled preliminary defense objections to a lawsuit seeking to recover economic damages on behalf of a proposed class of consumers who purchased PPA-containing products and have not suffered personal injury, after finding each of the plaintiffs' claims legally sufficient for the purposes of the objection. Weiler, et al. v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., No. 2422 (Pa. Ct. Comm. Pleas., Philadelphia Cty.).
The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County overruled defendant SmithKline Beecham's objections to each of plaintiffs' claims, but noted that it shared SmithKline's doubts as to whether the lawsuit could fulfill the ...