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Teva USA Parent Dismissed From Seasonique Birth Control Suit for Lack of Jurisdiction

MIAMI - A Florida federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited involving the oral contraceptives Seasonique and Seasonale, ruling that the court lacks personal jurisdiction over the company, which is based in Israel.

On Jan. 24, Judge Darrin P. Gayles of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida said the defendant presented sufficient evidence to satisfy its burden to show that the exercise of jurisdiction in the state is not appropriate under Florida's long-arm statute.

Between 2003 and 2013, Michelle Smith took Seasonique and Seasonale. On June 1, 2013, Smith was admitted ...

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