• District Court in Illinois Applies Colacicco's Preemption Holding
  • July 17, 2008 | Author: Barry Levenstam
  • Law Firm: Jenner & Block LLP - Chicago Office
  • In Mason v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., No. 05-1252, 2008 WL 1835350 (C.D. Ill. Apr. 23, 2008), the district court confronted claims that the defendant drug manufacturer should be held liable on theories of negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, and fraud in the suicide death of a young woman who had been taking defendant's antidepressant drug.