Spain’s Supreme Court upholds lower court ruling in favor of German firm in thalidomide case.

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that a German pharmaceutical company does not have to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide.

The court said Wednesday that it upheld a Madrid provincial tribunal's acceptance last year of an appeal by the company Gruenenthal that the statute of limitations for the plaintiffs' case had expired.
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