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American Red Cross
The Supreme Court has agreed to consider blocking a New Hampshire couple from suing the American Red Cross in state court over a transfusion of blood allegedly tainted with HIV.
The justices said they will review a ruling that said such suits against the Red Cross do not have to be handled by federal courts.
Court officials said the justices acted to give lawyers more time to prepare for oral arguments, which likely will be held in February 1992.
After she underwent surgery in 1984, a woman who lives in Concord, New Hampshire, was given blood supplied by a division of the Red Cross.
The blood allegedly was …