No. CV 02-2018(JBW).

240 F.Supp.2d 191 (2002)

Andrew WAX, et al., Plaintiffs, v. AVENTIS PASTEUR INC., f/k/a/ Connaught Laboratories, et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, E.D. New York.

October 30, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Parker & Waichman, by Adena Edwards, Jerrold S. Parker, Great Neck, NY, Douglas & London, by Michael London, New York, NY, for Plaintiffs.

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP, by Patrick J. Brennan, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, by Daniel James Thomasch, Lauren Jill Elliot, Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, LLP, by Deirdre Joan Sheridan, Theodore V.H. Mayer, Schoeman, Updike & Kaufman, LLP, by Beth Lori Kaufman, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, LLPO, by Robert D. Wilson, Jr., Harris Beach, LLP, by Frederick Fern, Judi Abbott Curry, Konrad F. Payne, Landman, Corsi, Ballanine & Ford, P.C., by Daniel S. Moretti, McCarter & English, LLP, by Samuel J. Abate, Jr., Strongin, Rothman & Abrams, LLP, by David Abrams, New York, NY, Venable, Baetjer & Howard, LLP, by Dino S. Sangiamo, Paul F. Strain, Baltimore, MD, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, by James H. Davis, Mark A. Dover, Kansas City, MO, for Defendants.


WEINSTEIN, Senior District Judge.

The central question is whether thimerosal is "a part of a children's "vaccine" for purposes of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (Program). See 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-10 et seq. (2000). Plaintiffs allegedly suffer from autism caused by thimerosal. Defendants have moved to dismiss.

The relevant statute, 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-33(5), reads: the term "vaccine related injury...

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