Minnesota Supreme Court Confirms that Minnesota’s Statutes of Limitations Govern Out-of-State Claims

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On September 2, 2009, the Minnesota Supreme Court held that Minnesota’s statute of limitations would govern all personal injury claims properly brought in Minnesota courts. In Fleeger v. Wyeth (A08-2124), the federal district court in Little Rock, Arkansas presiding over the hormone therapy MDL proceedings certified a question to the Minnesota Supreme Court as to whether Minnesota’s statutes of limitations would govern the claims of out-of-state plaintiffs who sued out-of-state defendants for claims that accrued elsewhere.

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