W.Va. Plavix Ad Claims Remanded To State Court

Law360, New York (February 27, 2014, 3:29 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday granted a bid by West Virginia Attorney General Darrell V. McGraw to remand claims that Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC deceptively marketed the blood thinner Plavix to state court, saying the federal court lacked diversity jurisdiction.

U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson rejected the companies’ arguments that West Virginia was only a nominal party in the suit and that the state’s Public Employees Insurance Agency was the real party, agreeing with West Virginia that it was the...
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