Baby Formula Makers' Case Transfer Request Denied

Law360, New York (November 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a suit alleging that a powdered infant formula made by Abbott Laboratories and other drug companies caused a newborn to suffer brain damage, a federal court has rejected the defendants' request to transfer the case from federal court in Minnesota to federal court in Louisiana.

On Wednesday, Judge John R. Tunheim of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota ruled that Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Mead Johnson Co. had failed to show the balance of all relevant factors that would strongly favor...
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