STORY FROM: MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor
Opioid Defendants Submit Proposal for Selective Remand to Transferor Courts
November 6, 2019
CINCINNATI — Certain defendants in the opioid multidistrict litigation have suggested that the parties identify a small number of cases, including one Sovereign Indian Tribe action, for immediate remand to the transferor courts for all purposes, including case-specific discovery, motions and trial.
In a Nov. 5 position statement filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, those defendants, including Allergan, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceuticals, Say their proposal will “expedite the trial of additional bellwether cases by leveraging the resources of multiple courts.”
“There is little or no efficiency to be gained by ...