Siding With Plaintiffs, Federal Judges Kicks Nine Lawsuits Against Zantac Manufacturers Back to State Court
"Could the plaintiffs have filed a motion that made their intent clearer, such as by expressly disclaiming any request to consolidate for trial? Yes, they could have—and no doubt wished they did. But my role is not to grade or foot-fault the quality of the plaintiffs' filings. I must decide if the plaintiffs actually proposed consolidation for a joint trial. They did not," U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer wrote.
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