Thursday, May 28, 2009

Transnational Mass Torts: Lawyer Opposes Nigerian Settlement with Pfizer

The AP story is here.  The American Constitution Society reports the following on the case:

West Haven lawyer Richard Altschuler has gone to federal court to block a $75 million Nigerian court settlement between Pfizer and the Nigerian government 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.  


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