Philadelphia Hormone Therapy Verdict Overturned in Favor of Wyeth
MADISON, N.J., May 31, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth announced today that in the case of Jennie Nelson v. Wyeth, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has granted Wyeth's motion for post-trial relief, and entered a judgment notwithstanding the verdict in favor of Wyeth.
The trial began on January 11, 2007 before The Honorable Ricardo Jackson, and the jury reached a verdict on February 20 in favor of the plaintiff. With today's ruling, that verdict and the damages awarded by the jury are overturned.
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Posted: May 2007