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Civil Procedure Keyed to Glannon
MacMunn v. Eli Lilly Co.
Citation:559 F. Supp. 2d 58 (D.D.C. 2008)
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Judith MacMunn and her husband brought an action against Defendant, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, in Superior Court in the District of Columbia. Plaintiffs’ complaint alleged that they suffered damages because Ms. MacMunn’s mother’s ingested DES while pregnant with Ms. MacMunn. Plaintiffs asserted claims for strict liabilty, negligence, breach of warranty, misrepresentation, and loss of consortium. Defendant removed the proceeding to federal court in the District of Columbia, on the basis of diversity. Subsequently, Defendant moved to transfer the proceeding to federal district court in Massachusetts. The Defendant asserted that both private and public interests favored transfer.
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