Ark. Generic Reglan Suit Tossed Following 8th Circ. Remand

Law360, New York (March 5, 2014, 6:17 PM EST) -- An Arkansas federal judge on Friday dismissed a personal injury lawsuit against two manufacturers of a generic version of the heartburn drug Reglan, finding that the claims that survived an Eighth Circuit ruling are preempted by federal law.

In a July ruling, the Eighth Circuit instructed U.S. District Judge J. Leon Holmes to determine whether plaintiff Joyce Fullington's design defect and implied warranty claims against Pliva Inc. and Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. Inc. escaped preemption. The appeals court had upheld his dismissal of the other claims against...
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