Amadeusz Juskowiak

Judge rules in favor of dow chem dow unit

Dow Chemical Co said a judge on the New Jersey Superior Court for Monmouth County granted its Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc unit a motion for a directed verdict in its favor in a case alleging its morning sickness drug Bendectin caused a childs birth defects

Merrell Dow said after plaintiffs had completed their presentation of evidence Judge Marshall Selikoff granted the companys motion and discharged the jury on grounds tha plaintiffs did not present evidence showing the drug caused the child problems