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Published on November 26, 2016

MDL News Roundup

Here is a roundup of some of the leading headline-grabbing stories in the news this week from the world of multi-district litigation.

FDA Announces New Testosterone Warnings

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/testosterone/testosterone-lawsuit-side-effects-39-21864.htmlApproximately 6,600 lawsuits have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings in MDL 2545 (In Re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation). According to an Amended Case Management Order (Number 14), Judge Matthew F.

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Xarelto Lawsuit Update: Discovery/Trial Selection

https://www.accidentinjurylawyerblog.com/2015/05/xarelto-lawsuit-update-discoverytrial-selection.htmlStarting late last year, Xarelto litigation has been consolidated before Judge Eldon Fallon of the Eastern District of Louisiana. Around 400 different Xarelto cases have been floating around the federal judicial system, so multidistrict litigation (MDL …

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Monsanto Cancer Lawsuits Consolidated in Northern California

The MDL will appear before U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria. California is home to a number of claimants who have filed Monsanto cancer lawsuits. Among them is Teri McCall of Cambria, California, who lost her husband to non-Hodgkin lymphoma last …

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Wright Hip Replacement Lawsuits Settled for $240M

One judge presides over the litigation. Although the claims are brought under one court, lawsuits in an MDL remain separate from one another. It is not the same as a class action lawsuit. The purpose of an MDL is to streamline complex litigation and make …

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VW, MO AG Agree To Take Emissions Suit To CA MDL

Law360, New York (November 16, 2016, 2:17 PM EST) — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has agreed to merge his lawsuit over Volkswagen AG’s alleged practice of programming clean-diesel vehicles to evade emissions standards with more than …

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit MDL Receives First Trial Date

The first lawsuit against C.R. Bard Inc. over its defective transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices finally has received a trial date. On Feb. 5, 2013, Judge Joseph R. Goodwin will hear the first federal case in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) he is presiding …

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Bair Hugger Lawsuits Continue to Climb

That number had increased to 809 cases by October 17, the most recent information available. With three days to go before the next scheduled Status Conference on the MDL file set for November 17, the update should provide a clearer window on the …

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Extended Deadline For Nexium Plaintiffs To Respond To MDL Request

http://baddrug.news/news/extended-deadline-nexium-plaintiffs-respond-mdl-request/Patients have filed lawsuits across the country alleging the popular heartburn medication Nexium caused significant kidney injuries. The growing number of claims gave rise to a motion to consolidate the claims in a multidistrict litigation (MDL). The U …

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Androgel Lawsuits Scheduled for Trial in 2017

http://injurylawyer-news.com/2016/11/androgel-lawsuits-scheduled-trial-2017/A fast-paced trial schedule has been established for the first six Androgel lawsuits filed against drug manufacturer AbbVie Inc. The first bellwether trial has been scheduled for trial in June 2017. The subsequent cases are expected to begin at four …

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GSK Asks Massachusetts Federal Court To Dismiss 27 Generic Zofran Lawsuits

http://montco.legalexaminer.com/2016/11/08/gsk-asks-massachusetts-federal-court-to-dismiss-27-generic-zofran-lawsuits/The “sweeping” motions, Plaintiffs say, are nothing less than an effort to “derail” the MDL before discovery, by forcing the Boston court’s attention to “multiple state-specific issues of law.” Plaintiffs argue that both dismissal motions are …

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MDL Capital Fights Lawsuit Over $215 Million Loss

The CEO of MDL Capital Management (No. 6 on the BE ASSET MANAGERS list with $2.82 billion in assets under management) is facing a lawsuit initiated by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), a state agency that oversees more than $21 billion in …

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Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit Discovery Continues in MDL

With several hundred Zofran lawsuits pending in the federal court system, each involving similar allegations that children suffered severe birth defects and malformations following exposure to the anti-nausea drug during pregnancy, coordinated discovery …

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4 Things to Know About IVC Filter Lawsuits

1. Status of IVC filter litigation The very first lawsuit was filed by Plaintiffs in Pennsylvania against Bard in the year 2012. In October 2014, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) amalgamated the lawsuits from 11 different districts …

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Lawsuits Against Monsanto’s Roundup®

The MDL is officially named In Re … press-releases/4269/center-for-food-safety-moves-to-defend-california-from-monsanto-attack Monsanto Files Lawsuit to Stop California From Listing Glyphosate as Known Carcinogen …

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First Federal Zoloft Lawsuit Goes to Trial in 2016

This lawsuit, known as a bellwether case, is essentially a test case that allows all parties involved with the multidistrict litigation (MDL) to gauge how juries might react to evidence. The plaintiffs whose lawsuits have been joined to the MDL allege that …

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Plaintiffs Want MDL Status For Talcum Powder Lawsuit Filings

TheProductLawyers.com reports on a group of plaintiffs who are seeking MDL status for a group of talcum powder lawsuits. According to Legal Reader, Plaintiffs want MDL status for Johnson & Johnson talc-ovarian cancer suits. MDL status would make pre-trial …

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Pradaxa MDL Created to Handle Growing Litigation Over Bleeding Injuries

Herndon. The new Pradaxa lawsuit MDL will streamline the litigation process, making it easier for Pradaxa bleeding victims to bring a lawsuit against Boehringer and hopefully secure compensation through a Pradaxa lawsuit settlement. The Pradaxa MDL …

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Xarelto Lawsuit MDL Created in Pennsylvania

The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania recently granted a motion to create a Xarelto litigation mass tort program in Philadelphia. This follows the establishment of a Xarelto multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Louisiana in December. Xarelto is …

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Propecia Class Action Lawsuit vs. MDL Consolidation

An order was issued this week by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, consolidating all Propecia lawsuits filed in federal district courts throughout the United States. Because the cases will be centralized before one judge, many people …

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