Plavix False Marketing Suit Kicked To State Court

Law360, New York (September 18, 2012, 3:42 PM ET) -- A federal judge on Monday remanded to state court a California county's suit accusing Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis US LLC of deceptively marketing their blockbuster blood thinner Plavix, saying the case relied exclusively on state law claims.

U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila determined that the suit, which was removed by the drugmakers to federal court on June 22, lacked complete diversity and did not present or implicate substantial federal issues, and therefore remanded it to California Superior Court in Santa Clara County, where it...
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