Defendants Want Out-of-State Xarelto Cases Dismissed from Philadelphia Docket
September 17, 2014
- Motion to Dismiss
PHILADELPHIA — Defendants in several Xarelto lawsuits filed in Philadelphia by out-of-state plaintiffs have moved to dismiss the cases, arguing that circumstances surrounding the alleged injuries and the defendants’ development and marketing of the anticoagulant have no connection to state court venue where they were filed.
The Sept. 11 motions filed in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas all urge dismissal of the personal injury claims based on forum non conveniens, and indicate that the defendants’ are amenable to jurisdiction in the plaintiffs’ home states should the motion be granted and the cases re-filed there.
More than a dozen Xarleto …
- Drinker, Biddle & Reath
- Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott
- Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik