Putative Class Action against Walsh Client Sanofi Dismissed
On May 4, 2017, Hon. Kevin McNulty, U.S.D.J., granted the motion to dismiss filed by Sanofi, Sanofi US Services Inc., Sanofi-Aventis U.S., LLC and three individual defendants, in a purported class action asserting violations of various state consumer protection and unfair practice statutes, unjust enrichment, conspiracy, and aiding and abetting. The Court found that the allegations were “general and conclusory,” and that plaintiffs failed to plausibly allege any facts demonstrating causation or injury. The Court found “further amendment would be futile,” and therefore dismissed all claims with prejudice. Liza M. Walsh, Tricia B. O’Reilly, and Katelyn O’Reilly worked as part of the defense team in preparing the successful moving and reply briefs.
The opinion is available here. For more information, please contact Liza, Tricia or Katelyn at (973)757-1100.