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No British Vioxx litigation tourism



An attempt by fifty British plaintiffs to bring their claims in New Jersey instead of the UK was denied by Judge Higbee. (Peter Loftus, Dow Jones Newswires/Marketwatch, Oct. 6). British taxpayer-funded Legal Aid refused to fund the suits last year on grounds that the claims lacked merit, a problem that hasn't stopped lawyers from seeking relief in the US.

Update: Professor Erichson has more details, including links to Judge Higbee's memorandum and order.

 

 


Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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