Novartis Seeks To Fracture Class In Bone Drug Suit

Law360, New York (August 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Locked in a battle over bone cancer drugs Aredia and Zometa, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. has asked the district judge overseeing the multidistrict product liability litigation to break apart a current class of plaintiffs and allow them to pursue their claims individually.

The pharmaceutical giant filed a request Friday to have the court sever the class in the case, arguing that the plaintiffs should not still be fused together in the wake of a recent dismissal of allegations.

“Because plaintiffs do not meet the standard for permissive...
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