Bristol-Myers Dodges 24 Wrongful Death Suits Over Toxins

Law360, New York (February 15, 2013, 4:51 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Friday threw out two dozen wrongful death suits accusing Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. of emitting deadly toxic substances from one of its manufacturing plants, finding that the state's two-year statute of limitations allows the drug company to escape the claims.

The plaintiffs claimed that the they should have an opportunity to take discovery to examine if Bristol-Myers deliberately hid their activities, which would allow the Wrongful Death Act's statute of limitations to be tolled. U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson shot...
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