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Submitted: June 15, 2011

Before LOKEN, BEAM, and GRUENDER, Circuit Judges.

In 2004 and 2005, appellants, citizens of New York, sued the appellee pharmaceutical companies in New York state court claiming that appellees’ hormone replacement therapy drugs caused appellants to develop breast cancer. After substantial discovery, appellees moved for summary judgment on the ground that the claims were time-barred under the three-year New York statute of limitations. Appellants argued the claims were not time-barred for many reasons. They also filed these diversity actions asserting the same claims in the District of Minnesota, a State with a six-year statute of limitations, and moved the New York court to dismiss their New York claims without prejudice.

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