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Factor VIII - Blood Products Litigation

*Recent Update

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 Opinion

For more information or to speak to one of our attorneys, contact Sheldon J. Schlesinger, P.A., for a free consultation with a caring, experienced legal team.

Basic Information on Factor VIII
National Hemophilia Information

 

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