Sunday, November 26, 2006

On no federal class action in the Vioxx cases

The ruling by Judge Fallon denying certification of a nationwide class action in the Vioxx cases is here, noting that "courts have almost invariably found that common questions of fact do not predominate in pharmaceutical drug cases."

Indeed, the big products liability class actions are almost all in state court and not federal court, but not in Virginia, where there is arguably no authority for class actions, as discussed here.

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