Pain Pump Coverage Spat Moved To Utah

Law360, New York (August 3, 2010, 2:12 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has transferred Columbia Casualty Co.’s suit seeking a declaratory judgment that it does not have to defend medical device maker SMI Liquidating Inc. and affiliates in product liability litigation over pain pumps, finding no significant ties to keep the case on the West Coast.

Judge Charles Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday ruled that the California court was an improper venue and granted SMI’s bid to move the case to Utah, where the four...
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