SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
OCTOBER TERM, 2002
certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the ninth circuit
No. 01-896. Argued October 7, 2002—Decided October 15, 2002
Certiorari dismissed. Reported below: 264 F. 3d 952.
Seth P. Waxman argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs were Walter E. Dellinger, John H. Beisner, Brian P. Brooks, Jonathan D. Hacker, Christopher R. Lipsett, and Bruce M. Berman.
Steve W. Berman argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief were Roger W. Kirby, James G. Lewis, and Russell J. Drake.*
*Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the United States by Solicitor General Olson, Assistant Attorney General McCallum, Deputy Solicitor General Clement, Barbara McDowell, Barbara C. Biddle, and Thomas M. Bondy; for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America by Evan M. Tager, David M. Gossett, and Robin S. Conrad; for the Business Roundtable by Bruce E. Clark; for the National Association of Manufacturers by Carter G. Phillips, Gene C. Schaerr, Paul J. Zidlicky, Michael S. Lee, Jan S. Amundson, and Quentin Riegel; for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America by David Klingsberg, Thomas A. Smart, and Mark S. Popofsky; for the Product Liability Advisory Council by Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr.; and for State
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