The Associated Press reports yesterday’s decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (St. Louis) that overruled a 2008 federal district court opinion precluding remand of hormone therapy suits to Minnesota state court. The appellate court also held that the dismissal of lawsuits then pending in Little Rock was erroneous. The holding was premised on jurisdictional grounds–the cases, pending in state court, could not properly be dismissed by the federal judge. This ruling gives hope to over 100 women and their families who have thus far been precluded from their day in court.
The full opinion is available on the court’s website.