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High Court Says Plavix Suits Can't Stay In California

Law360, New York (June 19, 2017, 10:17 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a controversial California high court ruling in favor of nearly 600 non-Californians who filed suit in the state alleging they were injured by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s blood-thinner drug Plavix, finding that the state’s courts do not have jurisdiction to hear their claims.

The high court, in an 8-1 opinion, sided with arguments from the drug company and the federal government that the California Supreme Court’s ruling created a broadened stance on jurisdiction, creating unpredictability for defendants and potentially...
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