Multi-District Litigation and Other Lawsuit News

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Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Timeline, Part 2 | 10/31/2017

Talcum Powder Lawsuit News during 2017

Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Timeline, Part 1 | 10/2/2017

Baby Powder Lawsuits through 2016

New Lawsuit News As Farxiga Moves Before JPML | 3/23/2017

Plaintiffs who have filed claims against Farxiga will appear before the JPML in March.

JPML Releases Hearing Session Order | 3/16/2017

The latest Hearing Session Order from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has been published on the panel’s website.

Eliquis Lawsuits Consolidated | 3/9/2017

The JPML granted plaintiffs’ motion to transfer lawsuits filed against Eliquis to a single federal court.

New Qualcomm Lawsuit News In New MDL Request | 3/2/2017

Plaintiffs in 24 lawsuits apply for a motion to transfer Qualcomm claims into multidistrict litigation.

Xytex Consolidation Makes MDL Lawsuit News | 1/30/2017

In recent lawsuit news, the motion to transfer Xytex sperm donor lawsuits into multidistrict litigation was denied on December 7.

MDL Lawsuit News: Next Hearing Session In Phoenix | 1/25/2017

The next JPML hearing session will take place on March 30 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Recent Developments Spike Takata MDL Lawsuit News | 1/20/2017

A huge civil fine coupled with yet another recall has put Takata back in the lawsuit news world in a damaging turn for the company.

Latest JPML Hearing Session To Take Place Jan. 26 | 1/15/2017

The panel that rules on which groups of lawsuits will be transferred into multidistrict litigation will hold their next hearing session on January 26 in Miami.

Zofran Lawsuits Accumulate After MDL Transfer | 11/30/2015

The number of cases against GlaxoSmithKline concerning their anti-nausea medication Zofran and it’s connection to the development of birth defects continue to grow more than a month after the nationwide litigation was consolidated into an MDL.

First Wright Hip Implant Trial Yields $11 Million Verdict For Plaintiff | 11/27/2015

The first trial heard against Wright's Profemur hip replacements ended in a $11 million decision in favor of the plaintiff.

JPML To Rule On Ashley Madison Motion To Transfer | 11/25/2015

Lawsuits pending against Ashleymadison.com and it's parent company Avid Life Media will appear before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on December 3.

More Than 3,000 Testosterone Lawsuits Filed | 11/22/2015

The lawsuits filed in an MDL against companies producing testosterone therapies such as Androgel have reached over 3,000 total cases.

C.R. Bard Reaches First Avaulta Settlement | 11/21/2015

The first awarding of damages with an Avaulta transvaginal mesh plaintiff was recently reached for a total of $3.6 million.

New GM Ignition Lawsuit To be Heard By JPML | 11/18/2015

A new lawsuit from the Central District of California will appear before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on December 3.

Volkswagen Motion To Transfer To Be Heard In December | 11/15/2015

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will hear arguments from both sides on whether the lawsuits filed against Volkswagen should be consolidated, and where those lawsuits should be sent to if certified.

FDA Reviewer States Xarelto Stroke Risk Worse Than Warfarin | 11/13/2015

The Bayer medication is in the midst of multidistrict litigation, which will likely see the plaintiffs point to the FDA reviewer's analysis of Xarelto as they have often compared the drug to its allegedly more effective predecessor Warfarin.

Zofran Set For First Status Conference | 11/6/2015

The recently consolidated Zofran lawsuits will take their first step in pretrial proceedings with a status conference on November 17.

MDL Hearing Session On Tap For McCormick | 11/5/2015

The pepper manufacturer is facing lawsuits from competitors that have claimed McCormick did not sufficiently inform customers of their changes to provide less overall pepper in their products.

Daily Fantasy Sports Motion To Transfer Filed | 11/2/2015

11 lawsuits were included in a motion to transfer that seeks to centralize lawsuits filed against the daily fantasy companies Fanduel and DraftKings in the Southern District of New York federal court.

Clean Water Rule MDL Denied | 10/31/2015

The lawsuits taking aim at the Clean Water Rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers that the federal agencies were seeking to consolidate were denied transfer by the JPML.

Amtrak Derailment MDL Certified | 10/30/2015

Lawsuits connected to the Amtrak train crash that occurred on May 12 in Philadelphia have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

MDL Request Against Four Majors U.S. Airlines Approved | 10/29/2015

The Airline Carriers Delta, American, United and Southwest have been named as defendants in a number of antitrust lawsuits recently transferred into multidistrict litigation by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

Google Privacy Lawsuit Linked To MDL | 10/27/2015

Roughly half a dozen cases alleging that Google illegally obtained Gmail user information and sold it to targeted marketers were linked to pending multidistrict litigation against the company.

State Of Oregon LCD Antitrust MDL Settled for $21 Million | 10/24/2015

The state of Oregon settled claims against a number of LCD manufacturers allegedly involved in antitrust behavior involving their LCD products for $21 million.

Power Morcellator Lawsuits Certified Into MDL | 10/22/2015

The JPML ruled that the lawsuits included in the motion to transfer filed before the panel concerning the allegedly cancer spreading power morcellators be transferred into multidistrict litigation.

JPML Accepts U.S. Office of Personnel Management Data Hack MDL Request | 10/18/2015

Lawsuits related to the data hack of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management have been consolidated into a MDL by the JPML in the District of District of Columbia federal court.

Zofran Lawsuits Consolidated Into MDL | 10/14/2015

Dozens of lawsuits claiming that GlaxoSmithKline marketed their Zofran medication off-label to pregnant mothers and increased the risk for birth defects were consolidated into multidistrict litigation by the JPML on Wednesday.

Honda Vibration Lawsuits Consolidated Into MDL | 10/11/2015

A number of lawsuits filed against Honda for the distracting vibration felt in their 2015 CR-V models were transferred into an MDL in the Southern District of Ohio by the JPML.

Second Cymbalta MDl Request Denied By JPML | 10/9/2015

For a second time, plaintiffs seeking for their Cymbalta withdrawal lawsuits to be consolidated into an MDL were rebuffed by the JPML.

Benicar MDL Trials Set To Begin Late 2016 | 10/6/2015

The first bellwether trials in the Benicar multidistrict litigation are expected to take place sometime in the second half of 2016.

JPML Hears New MDL Consolidation Arguments | 10/4/2015

A number of motions to transfer filed by plaintiffs with grievances against GlaxoSmithKline's Zoloft medication, Honda's vibrating 2015 CR-V model and Amtrak's role in a May train derailment were heard by the JPML at their bi-monthly hearing in New York this week.

Cymbalta To Face Second MDL Bid Tomorrow | 9/30/2015

Plaintiffs in lawsuits filed against Eli Lilly concerning their antidepressant Cymbalta will argue the second motion to transfer attempt over the alleged severe withdrawal symptoms, of which the manufacturer failed to properly warn consumers.

Domestic Airline Antitrust JPML Hearing To Occur Thursday | 9/28/2015

Plaintiffs that filed a motion to transfer the lawsuits claiming airline colluded to raise the price of their plane tickets will present their case for certification before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation October 1.

Volkswagen Likely Headed For Multidistrict Litigation | 9/25/2015

Following the EPA's discovery of emissions falsifications by the automotive giant, lawsuits already filed against Volkswagen are widely expected to be eventually consolidated into multidistrict litigation.

Pretrial Orders Given In Xarelto MDL | 9/23/2015

Bellwether dates and electronic communication orders were made by U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon in the multidistrict litigation concerning the defective blood-thinning drug Xarelto.

GM Settles Ignition Switch Lawsuits For $900 Million | 9/21/2015

General Motors has agreed to a $900 settlement with plaintiffs who claims that the automaker knew of serious issues with ignition switches in thousands of vehicles and failed to warn consumers of the potential danger the malfunction posed to drivers.

Zofran Birth Defect Litigation To Seek Consolidation | 9/19/2015

Lawsuits from around the country alleging GlaxoSmithKline knowingly failed to warn consumers of the connection between its anti-nausea drug Zofran and birth defects while it marketed the drug off-label to pregnant mothers will be up for consolidation before the JPML October 1.

Honda CR-V Vibration Lawsuits Up Before JPML | 9/16/2015

Lawsuits from six separate states are combined in a motion to transfer the proceedings to multidistrict litigation claiming Honda knew of a vibration problem with its newest CR-V models and failed to pass the information on to consumers.

Nerve Damage Lawsuits Certified | 9/15/2015

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation certified nearly two dozen lawsuits claiming that a strong antibiotic marketed by large pharmaceutical companies did not properly warn consumers of the strength of the connection between the drug and potential nerve damage.

Zimmer Knee Implant MDL Heads For First Bellwether Trial | 9/12/2015

The first bellwether in the multidistrict litigation claiming the medical device manufacturer Zimmer released a defective knee implant to the public, garnering more than 1,000 individual lawsuits, is set to begin in October.

McCormick Pepper Lawsuits Headed To JPML | 9/8/2015

McCormick filed a motion to transfer for lawsuits filed against the company by competitors in the pepper industry claiming that the defendant underfilled its tins intentionally without alerting customers in an attempt to save on commodity costs.

Ashley Madison Lawsuit Plaintiff Files Motion To Transfer Before JPML | 9/6/2015

A plaintiff who filed a lawsuit against the matchmaking website Ashleymadison.com has filed a motion to transfer at least five similar lawsuits into multidistrict litigation.

Auto Body MDL Defendants Receive Favorable Decision | 9/4/2015

The presiding judge's acceptance of a report advising dismissal of plaintiffs claims written by a magistrate judge is a win for insurance companies fighting claims of antitrust behavior.

SeaWorld MDL Denied Class Certification | 8/31/2015

The motion to transfer five actions into multidistrict litigation by SeaWorld was denied by the JPML.

C.R. Bard IVC Lawsuits Consolidated in Arizona | 8/29/2015

22 lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard Inc. for the serious complications that were allegedly caused by the company's IVC filter devices were consolidated into multidistrict litigation by the JPML.

Championship Boxing Match Center Of New MDL | 8/27/2015

Plaintiffs claiming that Manny Pacquiao intentionally failed to disclose an injury leading up to a pay-per-view boxing match misled customers who purchased the fight in efforts to capitalize on the eventual revenues from the pay-per-view purchases.

More Plaintiffs Added To Xarelto MDL, Bellwether Details Released | 8/22/2015

Nearly 200 plaintiffs were added to multidistrict litigation concerning the defective blood thinning medication Xarelto.

KIND Granola Bar False Ad Class Action Certified Into MDL | 8/19/2015

A dozen lawsuits filed against KIND LLC for falsely marketing its granola bars have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation in the Southern District of New York by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

500 Testosterone Lawsuits Added To MDL In Past Two Months | 8/15/2015

After an influx of claims, nearly 2,000 testosterone therapy lawsuits are currently pending in the MDL against pharmaceutical manufacturers that failed to warn customers of the risk of heart attack and stroke connected to their medications.

C.R. Bard Settles Roughly 3,000 Cases For $200 Million | 8/12/2015

Medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard elected to settle with thousands of plaintiffs that filed lawsuits against the company for the complications that came with surgical implantation of transvaginal mesh.

Bayer Settles Remaining Birth Control Lawsuits For $56.9 million | 8/8/2015

Around 1,200 lawsuits are expected to be covered by the $56.9 million settlement reached between Bayer and plaintiffs that claimed the companies Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills led to complications due to blood clotting.

Delta and AirTran Lawsuits Certified Into MDL | 8/6/2015

Thousands of lawsuits claiming that Delta and AirTran colluded to create baggage fees were certified by a federal judge into the ongoing multidistrict litigation.

Settlement Reached In Foam Antitrust MDL | 8/3/2015

Three foam manufacturers reached settlement with plaintiffs who accused them of antitrust activities concerning their foam products.

Long-Standing Litigation Against Kenmore And Whirlpool Settled | 8/2/2015

Plaintiffs that brought up issues relating to defective front-panels and mold accretion in washing machines that previously had an MDL shot down by a federal jury have reached a settlement with defendants.

DOJ Moves To Consolidate Government Data Breach Lawsuits | 8/1/2015

Three lawsuits focused on the data hack into the Office of Personnel Management have been taken up by the Department of Justice and filed a motion to transfer the cases into multidistrict litigation in Washington D.C.

Power Morcellator MDL Request Meets Opposition From Defense | 7/27/2015

Power morcellator manufacturers have made their opposition to the request by plaintiffs to centralize the lawsuits known, claiming that there are not enough lawsuits to necessitate multidistrict litigation.

Foot Locker Settles With Plaintiffs Over FLSA MDL | 7/25/2015

Foot Locker agreed to pay $7.1 million to settle claims brought by employees alleging the shoe retailer failed to compensate their workers in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Cymbalta Lawsuits File Second Bid For MDL | 7/24/2015

Plaintiffs filing suit against Eli Lily over withdrawal symptoms related to their Cymbalta drug are appealing to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation a second time to consider their claims for consolidation.

LiNA Agrees To First Power Morcellator Settlement | 7/21/2015

LiNA Medical has reached the first settlement with a power morcellator plaintiff. The confidential settlement was made with a man who claimed his wife passed away after complications from cancer intensified by the controversial medical device.

Takata Rejects U.S. Senator's Call For Compensation Fund | 7/20/2015

Automotive company Takata has rebuffed a U.S senator's call to create a compensation fund for those affected by their defective airbags that have already killed 8 and injured over 100.

Covidien Settles More Than 11,000 Lawsuits In Mesh MDL | 7/19/2015

Medical device maker Covidien has agreed to settle thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against the company for its defective product.

Lawsuits Against Airlines File Motion To Transfer | 7/12/2015

A handful of lawsuits filed in Illinois and New York have filed a motion to transfer their lawsuits before a federal judge in the Northern District of Illinois.

Pentair Reaches $600,000 Settlement In Pool Supplies MDL | 7/10/2015

Pentair became the third and final company involved in the pool products antitrust MDL to settle with plaintiffs who claim that they had to pay inflated prices for equipment purchased from the defendants.

Ethicon Has 39 Mesh Cases Consolidated To Single Trial | 7/9/2015

In an effort to speed transvaginal mesh MDL, 39 cases have been consolidated into a single trial to begin December 7.

Xarelto Plaintiffs Selected For First MDL Bellwether Trials | 7/5/2015

50 plaintiffs have been selected to participate in the first bellwether trials in August of 2016 for multidistrict litigation concerning the serious bleeding incidents connected to the blood-thinning drug Xarelto.

BP Reaches $18.7 Billion Deepwater Horizon Settlement | 7/3/2015

More than five years after the explosion and subsequent spill from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a record-breaking settlement has been reached between the Department of Justice, along with five states, and the oil company BP for $18.7 billion.

Power Morcellator Suits Request Kansas MDL | 7/2/2015

A series of lawsuits claiming that manufacturers of power morcellators failed to adequately warn their patients of the cancer-spreading risk related to the device were named in a motion to centralize before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

Amtrak Plaintiffs Pursue MDL | 6/28/2015

A group of plaintiffs involved in the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia have filed a transfer motion before the JPML.

MDL Request Granted For Herbal Supplements Lawsuits | 6/26/2015

The JPML has combined four dockets into multidistrict litigation against herbal supplement manufacturers whose products allegedly repeatedly failed to contain ingredients listed on the labels.

MDL Request For California Wine Arsenic Lawsuits Denied | 6/25/2015

The JPML rejected an MDL request to consolidate actions against California wine companies for high levels of arsenic in their products.

Contact Lens Lawsuits Transfered to Florida | 6/22/2015

Antitrust lawsuits claiming that manufacturers of contact lenses set minimum pricing guidelines for retailers were transferred to the Middle District of Florida in June by the JPML.

Anthem Data Breach Lawsuits Transfered To Florida | 6/19/2015

The JPML ruled that the lawsuits filed against Anthem for a data breach that compromised millions of customers' sensitive data will be certified into multidistrict litigation in the Northner District of California.

JPML Centralizes Lumber Liquidator Lawsuits In Virginia | 6/18/2015

The lawsuits against Lumber Liquidators for selling toxic flooring have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Verginia

Taishan Gypsum MDL Close To Ruling On Damages | 6/15/2015

Federal Judge Edon Fallon is expected to rule on the damages to be paid to plaintiffs by Chinese drywall manufacturer Taishan Gypsum in relation to the toxic gases emitted by their building materials sold to the American Southeast.

Pfizer Not Guilty In 2nd Zoloft Bellwether Trial | 6/14/2015

A jury ruled in favor of Pfizer for the 2nd time, finding that the warning label the company provided adequately warned of the medication's possible link to birth defects.

GM And Global Law Firm Accused of Racketeering | 6/12/2015

A lawyer involved with the ignition switch lawsuits pending against GM has filed a new motion claiming that GM conspired with multiple parties in covering up serious engineering defects at the heart of multidistrict litigation against the company.

FedEx Drivers Win Reversal Of Summary Judgment In Florida | 6/10/2015

A Federal Appeals Court ruled to reverse the summary judgment made against FedEx drivers claiming they were employees and not independent contractors in Florida, sending the case back to a U.S. District Court.

New Reports Arise In Zoloft MDL As Experts Questioned | 6/9/2015

Birth defect lawsuits against pharmaceutical company Pfizer deal with new reports and expert eligibility.

First Wright Hip Implant Trial Begins | 6/7/2015

The Wright Medical Technology, Inc. Profemur hip implants that caused serious complications for patients are headed for their first trial in California.

Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Among Defendants In Nerve Damage MDL Bid | 5/31/2015

Levaquin and lawsuits related to similar medications are seeking certification into multidistrict litigation before the JPML.

Banks Reject $19 million Target/MasterCard Data Breach Settlement | 5/23/2015

A $19 million settlement reached out-of-court by Target and MasterCard failed to reach the 90 percent approval needed to be met by financial institutions seeking reimbursement for costs resulting from the 2013 Target data breach.

Takata Announces New Recall, Endures Sizable Financial Hit | 5/22/2015

The recall affecting millions of vehicles equipped with defective Takata airbags has reportedly more than doubles to 34 million cars, with the potential to severely thin out the company’s finances as it simultaneously deals with multidistrict litigation.

Dozens Of Lawsuits Join Xarelto MDL, Discovery Cases Selected | 5/18/2015

Lawsuits against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson for the faulty blood thinner continue to grow, while the judge overseeing the case selects specific cases to be reviewed as the MDL enters discovery.

Merck & Co. Denied Vioxx Summary Judgment | 5/17/2015

A New Jersey Federal Judge denied summary judgment to a majority of securities fraud lawsuits pending against the pharmaceutical company.

Benicar Lawsuits Consolidated in New Jersey | 5/15/2015

The JPML has ruled to transfer 15 lawsuits against Daiichi Sankyo Inc. and Forest Laboratories Inc. for side effects related to their drug Benicar to New Jersey for multidistrict litigation.

Facing Possible MDL, Lumber Liquidators Pulls Chinese Flooring | 5/11/2015

With lawsuits mounting against Lumber Liquidators over their toxic laminate flooring, the company has suspended the sale of the tainted product coming from China.

Boston Scientific Reaches First Mesh Settlement | 5/10/2015

Boston Scientific agreed to pay out $119 million as it reached its first settlement with roughly 10 percent of plaintiffs suing the company for it's faulty transvaginal mesh products.

Takeda Settles Actos Claims For $2.4 Billion | 5/8/2015

Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay $2.4 billion to settle lawsuits against the company claiming the diabetes drug Actos led to a higher risk of bladder cancer.

Private Air Cargo MDL Settlements Top $1 Billion | 5/4/2015

Private settlements in the large air cargo antitrust MDL recently reached a combined total of $1 billion after EVA Airways recently reached a $99 million deal.

Target Settles With Two Defendants In Cathode Ray Tube MDL | 5/3/2015

LG and Mitsubishi are the latest electronics companies to settle with plaintiffs in the MDL, as they agreed to a deal with Target over the alleged cathode ray tube price-fixing scheme.

Generic Makers Of Testosterone Drugs Argue For Dismissal | 5/1/2015

Some generics makers in the testosterone replacement therapy lawsuits are attempting to use a 2011 Supreme Court ruling to have the claims filed against them dismissed.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor of State Antitrust Power | 4/27/2015

In a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states have the power to pursue litigation against energy companies relating to allegations of antitrust activities without the risk of preemption by the National Gas Act or the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission.

NFL Concussion Lawsuits Reach Final Settlement Approval | 4/25/2015

The NFL concussion MDL has finally received final approval from the judge overeeing the cae after multiple tries.

Testofen MDL Denied By JPML | 4/24/2015

The motion to centralize two Testofen actions was denied in April after judges found no necessity in combining only two actions included listed in the request for certification, opting to remand them to their original districts.

NYC Bankruptcy Judge Rules In Favor Of New GM Management | 4/19/2015

In a big decision that influenced expected multi-billion dollar damages related to injuries and deaths due to faulty ignition switches, a New York bankruptcy judge ruled that the new owners of GM were protected from paying damages to plaintiffs according to the parameters of the bankruptcy filed by the old owners.

Judge Rules In Favor Of The Validity Of Plaintiff's Claims Against Reckitt Benckiser | 4/18/2015

An attempt by Reckitt Benckiser to toss allegations of antitrust behavior was rebuffed by a federal judge, although some lawsuits filed by end payors were cut from the multidistrict litigation.

FCA US LLC Granted Conflict Of Interest Protection In MDL | 4/16/2015

A federal judge ruled that bankruptcy agreements made by FCA US LLC after the merger of Fiat and Chrysler will excuse the company from dealing with the lawyers who rained possible conflict of interest concerns after his appointment as a special mediator.

Hail Storm Lawsuit Abuse Prompts Creation Of New Texas MDL Courts | 4/12/2015

A five-member panel appointed by the Texas Supreme Court has decided to create a new MDL court system to deal with lawsuits brought against insurance companies in relation to hail storms around Texas. The insurers claim they are attempting to protect themselves from predatory litigation tactics that could eventually cause them to no longer offer insurance in some parts of Texas.

Antitrust MDL Against Mobile Carriers Dismissed | 4/10/2015

Lawsuits alleging four large mobile carriers conspired to artificially increase and fix the price of text message rates was dismissed by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Target Receives Preliminary Approval Of Data Breach Settlement | 4/9/2015

A resolution to Target Corp.'s massive 2013 holiday season data breach is nearing completion as a Minnesota federal judge granted preliminary approval to a $10 million settlement deal proposed by the nationwide retailer.

Takeda Advances Toward Possible $2.2 Billion Deal In Actos MDL | 4/6/2015

Takeda Pharmaceuticals has publicly asserted it would be willing to part with more than $2 billion to settle lawsuits involved in the MDL concerning its diabeties drug Actos and its connection to bladder cancer.

Oral Arguments Progress Over Benicar Class Certification | 4/5/2015

Plaintiffs and Defendants have given oral arguments concerning a December filing attempting to transfer lawsuits over the blood pressure drug Benicar before the JPML.

Arsenic Lawsuits Against Wine Manufacturers Seek Certification | 4/3/2015

A lawyer who filed lawsuits against a series of wine manufacturers for containing high levels of arsenic is seeking for the cases to be transferred into multidistrict litigation in Louisiana.

New Vaginal Mesh Case Added To Ethicon MDL | 3/30/2015

Cases continue to mount against Ethicon, Inc. for their defective vaginal mesh implants, with more than 15,000 lawsuits currently part of the MDL filed against the Johnson & Johnson company.

Chinese Drywall Company Taishan Gypsum Reaches First Settlement | 3/29/2015

The Chinese company Taishan Gypsum has reached the first of many expected settlements in multidistrict litigation concerning toxic chemicals found in drywall it sold to U.S. homeowners.

Plaintiffs Foresee Lengthy Battle In Syngenta Corn MDL | 3/27/2015

Many plaintiffs are hoping to have their federal GMO corn cases remanded to the state level given lengthy projections relating to a possible resolution to multidistrict litigation against Syngenta.

Monsanto Settles GMO Wheat Lawsuits With Seven States | 3/25/2015

States from the South and Midwest have settled with seed company Monsanto for the negative affects the discovery of their genetically modified wheat product had on the U.S. grain market in 2013.

Settlement Reached With Two Companies Involved In Drywall MDL | 3/23/2015

TIN Inc. and USG Corp. have both agreed to the first settlements approved in multidistrict litigation connected to allegations of price-fixing in the drywall industry.

Battle Over Attorney Fees In Kia And Hyundai MDL | 3/22/2015

Class members and the presiding judge in an MDL concerning false car milage rates are unhappy with the plaintiffs' representation after learning of the high proportion of attorney's fees detailed in a proposed settlement.

Second Settlement In DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Reached | 3/19/2015

The eligibility date was expanded to January 2015 for those affected by the DePuy metal-on-metal ASR hip implant, adding more than 1,400 cases.

Plaintiffs Seek Certification of Whole Foods Job Application Lawsuits | 3/15/2015

Over 70,000 class members constitute a nationwide group of plaintiffs attempting to have their lawsuits claiming violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act by Whole Foods certified into Multidistrict Litigation.

Facebook In-App Lawsuits Consolidated Into MDL | 3/13/2015

Plaintiffs claim that Facebook violated California Family Code laws by refusing refunds to parents whose children had unknowingly made purchases via the company's gaming applications.

Lawyer Seeks MDL for Lumber Liquidators Formaldehyde Lawsuits | 3/11/2015

A "60 Minutes" report on carcinogens present in flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators has led to class-action lawsuits around the country, with the possibility of multidistrict litigation recently being put on the table.

MDL Lawyers Upset With Alleged HSBC Undermining Of Federal Case | 3/10/2015

Lawyers representing the federal class of plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation dealing with improper overdraft fees charged by HSBC are upset with the bank's preliminary settlement agreement with plaintiffs in a New York state court.

$3.6 Million Awarded To Plaintiff In Actos Lawsuit | 3/5/2015

Takeda Pharmaceuticals has to pay $3.6 million in damages for the cancerous side effects of its diabetes drug Actos.

Zofran Lawsuit News Update - New Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit Filed in Pennsylvania | 3/5/2015

Birth Defects Lawsuits Continue to be Filed Over the Off-Label Use of Zofran

$15 Million In Attorney Fees Awarded In Oil Sludge MDL | 3/3/2015

The First Circuit Court of Appeals threw out an earlier settlement and ruled that only $15 million should be awarded to plaintiff's attorneys, down from the original $30 figure.

Antitrust MDL Against Netflix Dismissed By Appeals Court | 3/3/2015

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision by a previous court to dismiss antitrust lawsuits against Netflix, stating no injuries-in-fact could be proven.

Plaintiffs in General Motors Safety Rating Lawsuits Seek MDL | 3/3/2015

Four classes involved in a nationwide lawsuit against General Motors for the false advertisement of safety ratings are appealing to a Florida federal judge to consolidate their claims into multidistrict litigation.

Target Denied Motion To Take Back Documents Given To Court | 3/3/2015

Target claims to have inadvertantly given the court more than 40,000 documents pertaining to its data breach litigation. The court rules the retailer's use of the clawback provision not applicable.

Plaintiffs Seek Consolidation Of Supplement Lawsuits | 3/3/2015

Lawsuits nationwide aimed at the absence of listed ingredients in herbal supplements are appealing to federal judges for consolidation into multidistrict litigation.

Pair Of Meningitis Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL | 3/3/2015

Two lawsuits against Indiana health care providers have been consilidated into multidistrict litigation in Massachusetts.

Judge Announces Trial Dates For Slow Moving Yaz, Yasmin MDL | 3/3/2015

A federal judge chided Bayer for contributing to the slow pace of the Yaz and Yasmin birth control MDL, naming a new trial date and cases to be heard during bellwether trials.

Google Android Antitrust MDL Dismissed | 2/23/2015

A federal judge dismissed the antitrust MDL against Google's Android operating system on February 20, requests plaintiffs restructure arguments and return in three weeks.

Protegrity Patent Lawsuits Consolidated Into MDL | 2/23/2015

The JPML ruled in favor of consolidation for a group of patent infringement lawsuits originally filed by the company Protegrity.

Groupon Gift Card Expiration Date Settlement Reversed | 2/22/2015

A $8.5 million settlement reached in 2012 was reversed by the Ninth District Court of Appeals following complaints of unfair disbursement and extravagant attorney fees.

Transfer Location Of Takata Airbag MDL Undecided | 1/31/2015

Plaintiffs, Defendants and the JPML are still in the midst of assigning a location for the multidistrict litigation over exploding airbags to be centralized. Arguments key on an array of locations all around the U.S.

First Four Johnson & Johnson Mesh Lawsuits Settled | 1/31/2015

Four confidential settlements were reached with Johnson & Johnson over their controversial Transvaginal Mesh products.

Babies "R" Us MDL Reaches Second, Claimant-Friendly Settlement | 1/30/2015

After the denial of a 2011 settlement that left swindled customers short-changed, the latest settlement in the Babies "R" Us price-fixing lawsuit puts much more cash in the pockets of those who paid for overpriced merchandise.

Supreme Court sends LIBOR MDL appeal back to Second Circuit | 1/30/2015

The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided that the appeal of the dismissed LIBOR MDL can proceed, contrary to the ruling the Second Circuit Court of Appeals originally made.

DuPont Accused Of Concealing Docs In MDL | 1/29/2015

Plaintiffs have accused DuPont of concealing documents that allegedly hold information about a company the defendants may be trying to work with to dilute settlements.

Local Exchange Carrier Overbilling MDL transferred to Texas | 1/28/2015

28 lawsuits alleging that Sprint and Verizon were overbilled by local exchange carriers, many operated by Century Link, were recently consolidated into multidistrict litigation.

Preliminary Approval Given To Motor Fuel Temperature Settlements | 1/28/2015

Preliminary approval was given to a number of settlements stemming from multidistrict litigation accusing oil companies and gasoline retailers of failing to adjust the price of motor fuel in relation to fluctuations in temperature.

GAF Materials Corp. MDL Transferred To New Jersey | 1/27/2015

Lawsuits connected to the early deterioration and discoloration of GAF decking materials were consolidated in New Jersey on January 7.

Navistar Inc. Maxxforce Engine Lawsuits Consolidated | 1/24/2015

Overheating and engine failure are at the heart of a series of lawsuits against heavy-duty truck manufacturer Navistar Inc. that were recently consolidated into multidistrict litigation.

Lipitor Lawsuit News: Lawsuits Against Pzifer Continue To Balloon | 1/24/2015

More than 1,600 Lipitor lawsuits are now included in the MDL against Pfizer for failing to warn consumers of the serious side effects connected to their cholesterol drug Lipitor, namely the risk of developing new-onset type 2 diabetes.

Supreme Court Hears, Debates Natural Gas Antitrust Appeal | 1/22/2015

Supreme Court Justices are split in appeal over federal preemption laws concerning state rights to pursue multidistrict litigation against energy companies involved in the natural gas antitrust lawsuit.

Google Will Ask Judge To Deny Certification To In-App Purchase Lawsuits | 1/20/2015

Google recently settled with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that they allowed for minors to make unauthorized in-app purchases on parents' cell phones, and argue that motion should be enough to deny ongoing class action lawsuits MDL certification.

Louisiana Becomes 15th State To Join Auto Body Antitrust MDL | 12/31/2014

Louisiana has joined into multidistrict litigation with 14 other states across the country against a number of auto insurers that allegedly suppressed reimbursement rates auto body shops receive for collision repairs.

Cymbalta Lawsuits Denied Consolidation | 12/30/2014

25 separate actions against Eli Lily and their antidepressant drug Cymbalta were denied consolidation by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on December 10.

China Lifts Ban On Syngenta Viptera Corn, MDL Proceeds | 12/30/2014

China recently lifted the ban on Syngenta's genetically modified corn strain MIR162, though parties affected by its initial rejection continue to pursue damages.

Home Depot Data Breach Lawsuits Consolidated Into MDL | 12/29/2014

The Home Depot 2014 data breach that compromised personal information belonging to millions of customers was transferred into multidistrict litigation on December 11.

Whole Foods Greek Yogurt Lawsuits Consolidated Into MDL | 12/29/2014

Whole Foods Lawsuits concerning the mislabeled sugar content in their 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt were consolidated into multidistrict litigation December 10.

Depuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement MDL Tops 7,000 Cases | 12/27/2014

More than 7,000 lawsuits have been filed in the Depuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement MDL for the product's faulty metal-on-metal design.

Xarelto Lawsuits Consolidated Into Multidistrict Litigation | 12/23/2014

21 pending lawsuits against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson concerning the blood thinner Xarelto have been transferred to multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Androgel Lawsuit News: MDL Grows, Bellwether Dates Assigned | 12/17/2014

The initial bellwether trials in the growing MDL involving Androgel and other testosterone replacement therapies have been scheduled to take place between October, 2016 and April, 2017.

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