STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Pa. Plaintiffs Move to Withdraw Request for Essure Birth Control MDL
August 11, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Plaintiffs in a number of Essure actions pending in Pennsylvania federal court have moved to withdraw a petition they filed last month asking the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create a coordinated MDL docket for all similar federal lawsuits.
In an Aug. 11 motion, the plaintiffs explained that Judge John R. Padova of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has consolidated the 11 Essure cases pending in that district for discovery and pretrial motions.
The plaintiffs had urged the JPML to transfer the cases to the U.S. District Court for the ...
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