No. 06-1249.

129 S.Ct. 1187 (2009)

555 U.S. 555

173 L.Ed.2d 51

WYETH, Petitioner, v. Diana LEVINE.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 4, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edwin S. Kneedler for the United States as amicus curiae, by special leave of the Court, supporting petitioner.

David C. Frederick , for respondent.

Bert W. Rein , Karyn K. Ablin , Brendan J. Morrissey , Wiley Rein LLP, Washington, DC, Allan R. Keyes , R. Joseph O'Rourke , Ryan, Smith, Carbine, Ltd., Rutland, VT, Seth P. Waxman , Counsel of Record, Paul R.Q. Wolfson , Catherine M.A. Carroll , Margaret Williams , Smith Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, DC, William J. Ruane , Wyeth, Madison, NJ, for petitioner.

Richard I. Rubin , Rubin, Kidney, Myer & DeWolfe, Barre, Vermont, David C. Frederick , Counsel of Record, Scott H. Angstreich , Scott K. Attaway , Brendan J. Crimmins , Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C., Washington, D.C., for respondent.

Directly injecting the drug Phenergan into a patient's vein creates a significant risk of catastrophic consequences. A Vermont jury found that petitioner Wyeth, the manufacturer of the drug, had failed to provide an adequate warning of that risk and...

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