GSK Citizenship Ruling Isn't Retroactive, Judge Says In Paxil Birth Defect Case

PHILADELPHIA - A recent federal appeals court ruling that GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a citizen of Delaware for purposes of diversity of citizenship cannot be retroactively applied to a Paxil birth defect case that was remanded to state court more than a year before the appellate court ruling, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Sept. 26 (Madison Powell, et al. v. SmithKline Beecham Corporation, et al., No. 13-3693, E.D. Pa.).

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