Ill. Appeals Court Rejects Abbott's Bid To Move Class Action

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT) -- An Illinois appeals court on Tuesday denied Abbott Laboratories Inc.'s bid to move to another county a putative class action stemming from a $382 million government settlement over Abbott's Medicare fraud in the sale and marketing of nutrition products for patients with problems ingesting meals.

The appeals court affirmed a lower court ruling denying Abbott's motion to move the case from St. Clair County to Lake County, Ill., finding that the pharmaceutical company had failed to prove exceptional circumstances that would justify moving the case to...
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