Miss. Can't Bounce Plavix Suit To State Court, Judge Says

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 3:53 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday denied Mississippi’s bid to remand to state court its suit alleging Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC covered up negative news about their blood thinner Plavix and bilked the state and others out of hundreds of millions of dollars.

U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson said the interested parties in the case include not only the state, but also individual consumers residing in Mississippi, making it a “mass action” under the Class Action Fairness Act and thus properly placed in...
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