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Courtroom fight over products liability law

A Supreme Court ruling expected this fall could change consumers’ ability to file products liability lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies. The case, called Wyeth v. Levine, may lead to a new interpretation of federal law and could shield pharmaceutical companies from the most common kind of products liability lawsuit.

The Supreme Court may change the interpretation of a statute that now allows consumers to sue drug makers over serious side effects. This would severely hurt consumers who fall victim to unsafe drugs, as they would be unable to obtain proper justice in the courts.

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