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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.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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