Mo. Federal Judge Remands Viagra Case to State Court, Finds No Fraudulent Misjoinder



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ST. LOUIS — A Missouri federal judge has remanded a Viagra case to state court, finding the claims of the nondiverse defendants were not fraudulently misjoined because the plaintiffs all allege injuries arising out of the use of Viagra and the connection to melanoma.

On June 30, Judge Charles A. Shaw of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri ruled that he cannot say that the claims have no real connection to each other such that the joinder of any plaintiff “is so egregious and grossly improper” that it constitutes misjoinder “bordering on a sham.”

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