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Calif. Federal Eliquis Action Stayed Pending JPML’s Decision to Create MDL Docket

SAN DIEGO — A California federal judge has stayed an Eliquis injury action pending the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation’s ruling on defendants’ petition for creation of a multidistrict litigation docket in New York.

On Dec. 16, Judge Anthony J. Battaglia of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California explained that defendants could suffer significant hardship absent a stay because they might have to defend themselves in multiple fora, enhancing the risk of inconsistent rulings.

California resident Florence Quarg filed the instant action in the San Diego Superior Court on Oct. 12, alleging injuries caused by ...

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