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Pa. Judge Urged To Move Mesh Cases After Justices' Rulings

Law360, Philadelphia (July 3, 2017, 6:05 PM EDT) -- After two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions limiting the ability of trial courts to retain jurisdiction over claims from out-of-state plaintiffs, a Pennsylvania state judge was urged to dismiss a cluster of cases against Boston Scientific Corp. and a Johnson & Johnson unit from non-Pennsylvanians alleging injuries from faulty pelvic mesh products.

BSC and Ethicon Inc. argued Friday that the justices’ recent decisions narrowing the scope of jurisdiction for plaintiffs looking to pursue claims in venues outside either where they were injured or where a defendant is headquartered meant that nearly 100 cases pending in the Philadelphia County Court of Common...

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