W.Va. Justices side with Johnson & Johnson

Jessica M. Karmasek Nov. 18, 2010, 4:17pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Thursday found that a lower court erred in finding that communications from Janssen Pharmaceutica and its parent company Johnson & Johnson to state health care providers were false and misleading.

The Court, in its per curiam opinion, reversed the Brooke Circuit Court's order entering partial summary judgment and remanded the case for further proceedings.

The pharmaceutical companies had appealed the circuit court's judgment order, bench trial order and order on post-trial motions in a case brought by West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw in 2004 under the state's Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

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