Law360 (March 30, 2021, 5:08 PM EDT) — A plumbers’ union told the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday that large chunks of a proposed multidistrict class action over a carcinogen found in the popular heartburn medication Zantac should be reinstated because federal and state laws governing the drug “are parallel” and both can be complied with.
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 630 Welfare Fund told the appeals court that U.S. District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg erred in dropping state design defect claims from the litigation against name-brand Zantac manufacturers like Pfizer Inc. and Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, arguing there’s no issue between the federal and state statutes.
Under the supremacy clause…
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