STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Mo. Federal Judge to Remand Non-Residents’ Claims in Essure Case, Citing Bristol-Myers

ST. LOUIS — Missouri state courts cannot hear the claims of non-residents in a multi-plaintiff Essure action, a federal judge has ruled, explaining that the conduct giving rise to those claims did not occur in Missouri and Bayer’s general exercise of business activities in the state do not create a link between the claims and the Missouri forum.

In a July 14 order, Judge Carol E. Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri held that in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Superior Court of California, there is ...

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