Thursday, November 29, 2007
On Tuesday, we summarized and linked to Drug and Device Law's discussion of Thomson v. Novartis. Apparently the forum-state-defendant issue discussed in Novartis is also the subject of other pending remand motions. See the update here. --RR
**Update: Beck and Herrmann note that the New Jersey State Judge was apparently unamused and link to an order the judge issued earlier today. Let's be candid, though, this practice is no more sinister than the other games that parties play. Preservice removal to secure a federal forum doesn't offend sensibilities any more than a plaintiff serving a fringe, local defendant to secure a state forum against the primary out-of-state defendants.