MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor
Developed to serve primarily as a litigation scouting report for plaintiff and defense counsel, insurers and legal service providers, HarrisMartin’s MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor covers significant new filings and decisions in the JPML, MDL and related mass tort arenas. The quick delivery of breaking news and additional features will keep you within close range of every development occurring in the high-stakes environment of mass torts litigation — where minutes can make a difference. The MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor is an online-only offering that includes frequent email updates and is available at no charge to annual and event sponsors of HarrisMartin’s CLE Conferences.
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The federal court overseeing the national multidistrict litigation docket for 3M Combat Arms Earplug Products Liability Litigation has announced the plaintiffs’ leadership team, appointing Bryan F. Aylstock of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, as lead counsel.
Issue #26, April 2019
A petition filed with the JPML seeks the creation of a multidistrict litigation docket for antitrust lawsuits relating to Sensipar, in which the plaintiffs have argued that Amgen entered a confidential agreement with defendant Teva Pharmaceuticals under which the company said it would stop selling its generic version of the drug.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has created a multidistrict litigation docket for claims relating to 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, sending the claims to the Northern District of Florida before the Honorable M. Casey Rodgers.
Issue #25, January 2019
Counsel representing a military veteran who sued 3M Company for manufacturing and selling allegedly defective earplugs that caused his hearing loss has moved to create a centralized docket for all similar lawsuits filed in federal courts nationwide.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran has sued 3M Co. alleging the defects in protective earplugs manufacture by the company caused him and potentially millions of other soldiers to develop significant hearing loss.
Issue #22, October 2018
Plaintiffs in Illinois who have brought one of eleven federal lawsuits asserting claims against makers of recalled Valsartan heart drugs have moved to consolidate the cases before a federal judge in New Jersey.
Issue #21, September 2018
Tyco Fire Products and Chemguard have moved for transfer and consolidation of all federal lawsuits alleging injury and environmental contamination caused by PFOS- and PFOA-containing foams.
Counsel representing the families of infants born addicted to opioids have asked the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create a separate coordinated docket for pending and future class actions brought against makers of the drugs.
Issue #20, August 2018
A federal panel has established a coordinated docket for 53 lawsuits involving polypropylene hernia mesh products manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc. and subsidiary Davol Inc., finding the cases involve common questions of fact.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has granted Merck & Co. Inc.’s request to create a federal docket for lawsuits accusing it of failing to warn that its Zostavax vaccine, marketed for the prevention of shingles, caused the same condition in some who received the shot.