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California high court gives green light to out-of-state plaintiffs

The California Supreme Court has ruled non-residents can bring claims over Bristol-Myers Squibb’s blood thinner Plavix in the state’s courts, finding the corporation’s national marketing campaign and sales in the state subjected it to specific jurisdiction.

In a 4-3 ruling on Monday, the state high court affirmed that California courts had jurisdiction over nearly 600 non-residents’ claims against New York-based Bristol-Myers, based on the company’s “single, coordinated, nationwide course of conduct” involving Plavix.

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