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Final Hagens Berman Thalidomide Claim Too Late, Judge Says

Law360, New York (April 1, 2015, 6:48 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Wednesday that claims brought by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP’s sole remaining client in a proposed class action accusing Sanofi-Aventis SA and Grunenthal GmbH of causing birth defects were filed too late, after the judge previously sanctioned the firm over obviously time-barred claims.

Judge Paul S. Diamond said that the plaintiff's allegations relating to morning sickness pills containing thalidomide were subject to a one-year statute of limitations and that the plaintiff hadn’t exercised reasonable diligence to investigate the source of her...
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