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Allergan Wants Breast Implant Injury Suits Sent to New Jersey

Nov. 4, 2019, 5:24 PM

Allergan Inc. agrees with plaintiffs that personal injury suits over textured Biocell silicone breast implants should be combined, but told a special panel of judges the litigation belongs in federal court in New Jersey, its corporate headquarters and where the first two suits were filed.

Plaintiffs say Allergan failed to disclose a link between the implants and a rare cancer, and offered an insufficient program to cover medical costs. Last month, three women told the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation the suits should be combined in a federal court in Tennessee.

The panel is scheduled to hear the matter ...