Removal Of Complaints Upheld In Personal Injury Suits Against Bristol-Myers Squibb

Removal Of Complaints Upheld In Personal Injury Suits Against Bristol-Myers Squibb

TRENTON, N.J. - Motions to remand filed by plaintiffs in two personal injury, medical-monitoring and property damage lawsuits removed to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey were denied June 19 because the presiding judge concluded that the complaints filed in March are initial pleadings under the removal statute even though the plaintiffs have been pursuing their claims since at least 2008 in New Jersey state court (Linda Davis, et vir v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., No. 13-1742, D. N.J.; Elwood Taylor Jr., et uxor v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., No. 13-1743, D. N.J. 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85756).

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