Thursday, May 28, 2009
The AP story is here. The American Constitution Society reports the following on the case:
Haven lawyer Richard Altschuler has gone to federal court
block a $75 million Nigerian court settlement between Pfizer and the Nigerian
involving a controversial drug study the pharmaceutical company
conducted on Nigerian children during a 1996 meningitis outbreak. During the
course of the study, 11 children died and others were paralyzed and blinded.
Altschuler, who represents 58 alleged victims in a multi-billion dollar case in
U.S. court, argues that the settlement proposed in Nigerian court interferes
with his case and would give millions to the Nigerian government while
providing relatively little for the victims.