9th Circuit Remands 5 Cases; Januvia Plaintiffs Didn’t Trigger CAFA Removal

Mealey's (August 19, 2015, 11:38 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 6 ordered five multiplaintiff incretin mimetic lawsuits remanded from a multidistrict litigation to California state court, saying there was no proposal by the plaintiffs for a joint trial that triggered removal under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) (Justine Briggs, et al. v. Merck Sharp & Dohme, No. 15-55873, Nicolette Kreis, et al. v. Merck Sharp & Dohme, No. 15-55874, Tracey L. Kelly, et al. v. Merck Sharp & Dohme, No. 15-55875, Louis Johnson,...
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