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Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

Actavis, Inc. v. Demahy

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-1501 5th Cir. Mar 30, 2011
Tr.
Jun 23, 2011 5-4 Thomas OT 2010

Holding: Federal drug regulations applicable to generic drug manufacturers directly conflict with, and thus preempt, state-law tort claims alleging a failure to provide adequate warning labels.

Judgment: Reversed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on June 23, 2011. The Chief Justice and Justices Scalia and Alito joined the opinion in full, while Justice Kennedy joined as to all but Part III-B-2. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan.

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