Lipitor MDL Magistrate Judge Recommends Remand Of 9 Cases To California

(August 24, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT) -- CHARLESTON, S.C. — A federal magistrate judge in South Carolina on Aug. 20 suggested that nine Lipitor diabetes cases be remanded to California state court, saying the plaintiffs have a colorable claim against the California distributor (In Re: Lipitor [Atorvastatin Calcium] Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2502, No. 14-mn-2502, D. S.C.).

(Lipitor order available. Document #28-150903-007R.)

The two plaintiffs sued Lipitor manufacturer Pfizer Inc. and drug distributor McKesson Corp. in California state court. McKesson is based in California.

The plaintiffs petitioned...
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