STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Mo. Federal Judge Gives Plaintiffs Chance to Cure Jurisdictional Defects in Essure Action

ST. LOUIS — A federal judge has allowed an amended complaint to be filed in a multi-plaintiff Essure birth control action so that the plaintiffs may attempt to cure the defects in personal jurisdiction as to the non-Missouri plaintiffs.

In the Jan. 8 order, Judge Carol E. Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri added that defendant Bayer will not be prejudiced by the filing of the amended complaint because it will have the opportunity to challenge any aspect of jurisdiction it believes is lacking.

The instant action was filed by 94 plaintiffs in the ...

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