Sanofi Win Marks Another Step In Drugmakers' Twombly March

Law360, New York (August 2, 2012, 8:52 PM EDT) -- A Sanofi SA subsidiary and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. on Tuesday won the dismissal of a suit in Ohio over injuries allegedly caused by the anti-clotting drug Plavix, successfully attacking the plaintiff's claims under Twombly and Iqbal — a tactic attorneys say drugmakers are employing more frequently in product liability suits.

U.S. District Judge Donald Nugent agreed with the companies' contention that plaintiff Lorenzo Tolliver's allegations didn’t meet the standard set by the U.S. Supreme Court's Twombly and Iqbal rulings. The pair of decisions, handed down in...
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