STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Zantac Defendants Support Efforts to Create MDL Docket
December 5, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Defendants named in Zantac personal injury lawsuits have supported recent plaintiff efforts to create a multidistrict litigation docket for the growing number of cases, agreeing with the petitioner’s suggestion that the cases be centralized in the District of New Jersey.
In a Nov. 27 brief filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, defendants Sanofi U.S. Services Inc., Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, Chattem Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., GlaxoSmithKline LLC, and Pfizer Inc. agreed that the Panel should centralize the litigation in New Jersey before Hon. Freda L. Wolfson.
“All indications are that the Zantac litigation will ...