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California Supreme Court: State Court Has Specific Jurisdiction In Plavix Cases

(August 30, 2016, 12:41 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — In a 4-3 ruling, the California Supreme Court on Aug. 29 ruled that a California state court has personal jurisdiction over Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) in Plavix personal injury cases involving out-of-state plaintiffs (Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. The Superior Court of San Francisco County, et al., No. S221038, Calif. Sup.: 2016 Cal. LEXIS 7124).

(Opinion available. Document #28-160901-017Z.)

In 2012, eight complaints against BMS were filed in the San Francisco County Superior Court on behalf of 678 plaintiffs including 86 California residents and...
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