Factor VIII - Blood Products Litigation
Latest update on the litigation - The cases,
which include Plaintiffs from Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru
and Paraguay, are currently part of the Multi-District Litigation
[MDL] docket No. 986, in the Northern District of Illinois, presided
by United States District Judge John F. Grady.
On May 4, 2007, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh
Circuit upheld Judge Grady's decision granting Defendants' Motion
to Dismiss the claims of the United Kingdom Plaintiffs on the grounds
of Forum Non Conveniens.
On June 4, 2007, the Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss
the cases of the Plaintiffs from Argentina, based on Forum Non Conveniens
grounds. Plaintiffs' counsel is currently preparing to oppose this
motion and will file Plaintiffs' response on or before July 19,
2007. Defendants will have until September 3rd, 2007 to reply. After
deliberation, the Judge will file a Memorandum Opinion as to whether
these cases can be litigated in the United States.
On January 17, 2008, Judge John F. Grady issued a Memorandum
Opinion regarding the Argentine cases and the Defendants' Motion
to Dismiss on Forum Non Conveniens grounds. Please view the pdf
links below to learn more about this important ruling.
- Letter to Clients
- Complete Memorandum
For more information or to speak to one of our attorneys, contact
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