The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing a new trial in the case of a woman who got breast cancer after taking hormone replacement therapy and is seeking punitive damages against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. The justices today rejected Wyeth's attempt to block the trial because it is to be limited to punitive damages. The 8th Circuit ordered a partial retrial after a federal judge struck down the $27 million punitive damages award. Wyeth also wanted the high court to throw out $2.75 million in compensatory damages.
Supreme Court Rejects Wyeth Appeal in Hormone Replacement Case
The Associated Press
June 21, 2010