U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Case Status


Docket Number

Oral Argument Date

July 23, 2018


Case Updates

First Circuit affirms judgment that federal law preempts plaintiffs’ state-law claims against pharmaceutical companies’ refusal to alter size of eye-drop bottle

August 27, 2018

Click here to view the opinion.

U.S. Chamber urges First Circuit to reject eye drop class action on Article III standing and preemption grounds

April 11, 2018

Click here to view the amicus brief filed by the U.S. Chamber, American Tort Reform Association, Nationl Association of Manufacturers, and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Jeffrey S. Bucholtz and Paul Alessio Mezzina of King & Spalding LLP served as co-counsel for the amici.

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