Nos. 82-3617 to 82-3628.

727 F.2d 608 (1984)

Steven Thomas DOWLING, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. RICHARDSON-MERRELL, INC., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided February 15, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stanley M. Chesley, argued, Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley, Cincinnati, Ohio, George Kokus, argued (Lead Counsel), Cohen & Kokus, Miami, Fla., Lee S. Goldsmith, New York City, for plaintiffs-appellants in all cases.

Arnold R. Ginsberg, Horton, Perse & Ginsberg, Miami, Fla., for plaintiff-appellant in No. 82-3617.

Davis, Polk & Wardwell, New York City, for defendant-appellee in all cases.

Peter N. Perretti, argued, Riker, Danzig, Scherer & Hyland, Morristown, N.J., Kent W. Seifried, Frank C. Woodside, III, (Lead Counsel), Christine L. McBroom, Dinsmore & Shohl, Cincinnati, Ohio, for defendant-appellee in No. 82-3617.

Before LIVELY, Chief Circuit Judge, KRUPANSKY, Circuit Judge, and FAIRCHILD, Senior Circuit Judge.

LIVELY, Chief Circuit Judge.

The district court dismissed twelve actions brought by foreign nationals against an American drug manufacturer on grounds of forum non conveniens. The appeals were consolidated by order of this court and present the single issue of whether the district court clearly abused its discretion in dismissing the actions and in denying a motion for reconsideration.



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