Rituxan Wrongful Death Suit Stays In Federal Court

Law360, New York (November 17, 2010, 4:59 PM EST) -- A federal judge has denied a Missouri family's attempt to move a wrongful death suit against Genentech Inc. and Biogen Idec Inc. over the drug Rituxan back to state court, trimming a Missouri-based defendant whose inclusion otherwise hampered federal court jurisdiction.

In a memorandum and order issued Monday, Judge Jean C. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri dismissed claims against Dorothy Guccione, Genentech's senior oncology clinical coordinator, because the plaintiffs failed to present evidence that she marketed the drug as...
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