Leahy urges Supreme Court to uphold ruling against drug company

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Senator Patrick Leahy is taking a Vermonter’s side in her case before the U-S Supreme Court.

Leahy filed arguments on behalf of Diana Levine of Marshfield.

Part of Levine’s arm had to be amputated after she was injected with a drug manufactured by Wyeth.

She sued Wyeth and a jury awarded her s$6.7 million. Wyeth appealed, but the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the verdict.

Now, Wyeth wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the award.

Leahy says the verdict should stand. He rejects arguments by Wyeth that federal law should supersede Vermont law in the case.

He was joined by 17 other members of Congress, including Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch.

Attorney General Bill Sorrell also filed an argument with the court today on behalf of Levine.

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