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North America Innovative Lawyers 2017: Litigation and Disputes - Law firms and legal service providers

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CommentPreventing the certification of class-action claims is difficult as courts routinely accept them. However, lawyers for US pharmaceutical group Abbott Laboratories decided to apply for summary judgment to defeat a class action against its AndroGel testosterone product before the action was certified. They successfully argued AndroGel had not caused plaintiffs' complaints, establishing a new litigation process.