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Calif. Appeals Court Reinstates Avandia Lawsuit, Finds Questions of Fact as to Timeliness

LOS ANGELES — A California appellate court has reinstated an Avandia lawsuit, ruling there are questions of fact as to whether the non-English speaking plaintiffs were aware of information to put a reasonable person on notice that their injuries may have been caused by the drug more than two years before filing their lawsuits.

On April 16, the California Court of Appeal, 2nd District, explained that GlaxoSmithKline LLC established only that the publicly available information regarding Avandia and associated cardiovascular risks was sufficient to put English-speaking individuals on notice of causes of action against it no later than Dec. 31, ...

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