Multidistrict Litigation

02/06/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Update: J&J Penalized For Lost Evidence

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Audet and Partners, LLP reports that a West Virginia magistrate overseeing multi district litigation in Ethicon v. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation, MDL Case No. 2:12-me-02327, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, will impose monetary sanctions against defendant Johnson & Johnson for its failure to preserve documents pertaining to the pending litigation. U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl Eifert ruled that the defendant's "negligent loss of relevant evidence has unduly complicated the plaintiff's discovery and case preparation, and... Read More
04/09/2013

Mirena IUD Lawsuits Consolidated in New York Federal Court

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Over objections raised by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals*, the United States Judicial Panel ("USJP") on Multidistrict Litigation has consolidated most federal lawsuits alleging injuries caused by the Mirena intrauterine device. In the matter of In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434, the Panel ruled that cases alleging the migration and/or perforation of the device, and the inadequacy of the warnings issued by Bayer with regard to these risks, will now be heard in the United States District Court... Read More