STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Plaintiff Urges JPML to Create Federal Docket for Amiodarone Toxicity Actions
March 4, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The plaintiff in a Cordarone (amiodarone) action has asked the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create a federal docket for all amiodarone toxicity actions, asserting that consolidation would promote judicial economy and consistency in rulings, and is warranted because each of the actions assert virtually identical claims against Wyeth and other defendant drug makers.
In a March 3 motion, plaintiff Heather Cook argues that all of the actions share common questions of fact, including the same causes of actions and defendants and, as such, should be transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Western District ...
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