Abbott Labs' Judge Choice Leads To JPML Conflict Questions

By Greg Lamm (July 28, 2022, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation raised no red flags Thursday about consolidating 18 lawsuits alleging that Abbott Laboratories' Similac infant formula caused a deadly illness in premature babies, but at a Seattle hearing the panel questioned whether Abbott's choice of judge has an appearance of conflict because he once represented the company....

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