9th Circ. Affirms Remand Of Painkiller Suit To State Court

Law360, Los Angeles (September 24, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit denied Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.'s challenge of an order remanding to state court a lawsuit over cardiovascular injuries allegedly tied to propoxyphene painkillers, saying on Tuesday the plaintiffs' case coordination request didn't meet the requirements for removal under the Class Action Fairness Act.

In a 2-1 ruling, the Ninth Circuit affirmed U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez's remand order, concluding the case shouldn't be removed to federal court because the plaintiffs did not request a joint trial — as required for removal of...
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