Sunday, February 7, 2010

93% Reduction in Punitive Damages Award in Prempro Case

Bloomberg reports new developments in the prempro litigation.  Judge Norman Ackerman of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued an order cutting the punitive damages jury award in Barton v. Wyeth from $75 million to $5.6 million. Bloomberg reports:

Besides cutting the punitive damage award, Ackerman also added more than $1.2 million in interest to Barton’s $3.7 compensatory damage award, according to the docket entry. That brings the award’s total to $4.9 million, the judge noted in the entry.

The case is Barton v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., 040406301, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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