9th Circ. Affirms Judgment In DVT Airlines MDL

Law360, New York (July 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld summary judgment granted to more than 40 airlines in the deep vein thrombosis multidistrict litigation.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California was right to terminate the plaintiffs' cases, which alleged that the airlines should be held liable for failing to adequately warn passengers about the risk of developing dangerous blood clots known as deep vein thrombosis, which has been linked to air travel and...
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