Mass Tort News – November

Round-Up Cases Continue – On November 9, 2020, MDL Judge Vince Chhabria has activated a docket of cases that failed to settle.  This is likely designed to push the parties towards settlement, but some cases take longer than others to process, and some settlements are unique.  These cases that have not settled will likely settle in the near future. “Substantial Progress” on Settlement – The case is proceeding to a global…

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Round-Up Litigation Updates

 As of September 17, 2020, there are 3,704 plaintiffs in the MDL.  Nearly 2000 of those cases remain unresolved via settlement, but nearly half of those are in active settlement discussions. In the most recent status conference, Judge Chhabria maintained the litigation stay in place until November 2, 2020, the date of the next status conference.  Indications are that, if not settled, bellwether trials could come quickly, with the Gebeyehou…

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Mass Tort News – September

Zantac will have heartburn for some time. On June 22, 2020, the plaintiffs filed their Master Personal Injury Complaint. The Plaintiffs in the case are people who took prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) Zantac or generic ranitidine over a period of time, later developed certain cancers, and then brought a claim for damages. The defendants in the MDL include brand-name and generic manufacturers, along with distributors, retailers and repackagers. As of…

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