Avandia MDL Judge Remands Utah, Louisiana Cases; No Federal Question Found

Avandia MDL Judge Remands Utah, Louisiana Cases; No Federal Question Found

PHILADELPHIA - The Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing the Avandia multidistrict litigation on April 4 remanded lawsuits by the states of Utah and Louisiana to state court after finding that there is no substantial federal issue (In Re: Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation,  MDL Docket No. 1871, No. 07-md-1871, Mark Shurtleff, ex rel. The State of Utah v. GlaxoSmithKline, LLC, et al., No. 11-2915, and State of Louisiana v. GlaxoSmithKline, LLC, No. 11-3521, E.D. Pa.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48319).

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