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04/11/2018

MDL 2299 has now reached completion, and Judge Doherty has filed a recommendation that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation close MDL 2299.  The recommendation can be found on the pages for...

07/18/2017

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of June-July 2017 have been posted to the website.

07/18/2017

Memorandum Ruling (Common Benefit Fees and Allocation) and the accompanying Order have been posted to the MDL website. They can be found on the pages for Orders by Date and...

06/22/2017

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of May-June 2017 have been posted to the website.

06/19/2017

A Case Management Order setting a deadline of July 31, 2017 for motions for approval of settlements in cases involving death or incapacity of an Actos user has been posted to the MDL website. It can be found on the pages for...

05/17/2017

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of April-May 2017 have been posted to the website.

04/20/2017

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of March-April 2017 have been posted to the website.

03/20/2017

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of February-March 2017 have been posted to the website.

03/14/2017

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 105) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

02/17/2017

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of January-February 2017 have been posted to the website.

02/14/2017

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 104) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

01/17/2017

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of December 2016-January 2017 have been posted to the website.

 

12/19/2016

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of November-December 2016 have been posted to the website.

12/14/2016

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 103) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

11/18/2016

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of October-November 2016 have been posted to the website.

11/03/2016

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 102) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

10/18/2016

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of September-October 2016 have been posted to the website.

09/22/2016

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of August-September 2016 have been posted to the website.

08/18/2016

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of July-August 2016 have been posted to the website.

07/20/2016

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 100) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

07/19/2016

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of June - July 2016 have been posted to the website.

07/11/2016

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 99) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

06/17/2016

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of May - June 2016 have been posted to the website.

06/07/2016

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 98) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

05/17/2016

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of April - May 2016 have been posted to the website.

05/13/2016

An Order vacating this Court's Second Amended Case Management Order: Direct Filing and Service of Process has been entered. The Clerk of this Court will accept no further direct filings in these MDL proceedings unless venue is otherwise proper....

04/19/2016

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of March - April 2016 have been posted to the website.

04/18/2016

"Case Management Order Regarding Approval of Settled Actions and Settled Claims Involving Death or Incapacity of a Product User" has been posted to the MDL website. It can be found on the pages for...

03/18/2016

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of February - March 2016 have been posted to the website.

02/29/2016

Case Management Order: Assessment of Common Benefit Fees and Expenses and/or Costs has been posted to the MDL website. It can be found on the page for Orders by Date and...

02/18/2016

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of January - February 2016 have been posted to the website.

02/16/2016

Case Management Order: Common Benefit Fees and Costs has been posted to the MDL website. It can be found on the page for Orders by Date and...

02/04/2016

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 97) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

01/20/2016

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of December 2015 - January 2016 have been posted to the website.

01/08/2016

Pursuant to consultation with the Special Master, and by request of the PSC and Defendants, the status conference scheduled for February 18, 2016 has been CANCELLED. The Court has, however, scheduled a meeting of a select working...

12/10/2015

The Court has issued an order setting the next status conference for Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 10:30 am (central time) in open court. [...

12/09/2015

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 95) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

11/25/2015

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 94) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

11/17/2015

The PSC's and Defendants'...

10/19/2015

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of September-October 2015 have been posted to the website.

09/28/2015

The working group meetings and monthly status conferences have been CANCELLED THROUGH JANUARY, 2016. The Court will issue an order setting the dates of the working group meetings and status conferences for the...

09/17/2015

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 93) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

09/17/2015

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of August-September 2015 have been posted to the website.

09/02/2015

Case Management Order Regarding the Resolution of Cases Involving the Death or Incapacity of a Product User has been posted to the MDL website. It can be found on the page for Orders by Date...

09/02/2015

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 92) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

09/01/2015

Case Management Order: Holdback Order has been posted to the MDL website. It can be found on the page for Orders by Date and...

08/21/2015

The working group meetings and monthly status conferences scheduled for September and October, 2015 have been CANCELLED. The Court will give notice as to whether they will go forward in November. [...

08/21/2015

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 91) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

08/18/2015

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of July-August 2015 have been posted to the website.

08/07/2015

Case Management Order: Instructions To Deputy Special Master DeJean has been posted to the MDL website. It can be found on the page for Orders by Date, as well as the page for...

07/20/2015

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of June-July 2015 have been posted to the website.

07/14/2015

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 90) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

06/19/2015

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of May-June 2015 have been posted to the website.

06/19/2015

The Working Group meetings and monthly status conferences scheduled for July and August, 2015 have been CANCELLED. The Court will give notice as to whether they will go forward in September. [...

05/18/2015

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of April-May 2015 have been posted to the website.

05/15/2015

The Working Group meeting and monthly status conference scheduled for May and June, 2015 have been CANCELLED. The Court will give notice as to whether they will go forward in July. [...

05/13/2015

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 89) has been posted and is available on the...

05/12/2015

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 88) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

04/29/2015

A committee of negotiating plaintiffs' counsel and Takeda have negotiated an agreement establishing a settlement program (the "Actos Resolution Program" or "Program") for the resolution of claims alleging an injury of bladder cancer resulting...

04/27/2015

Two Conditional Transfer Orders (CTO 86, 87) have been posted and are available on the Transfer Orders page.

04/20/2015

The proceedings in the Actos MDL scheduled for the week of April 20, 2015 have been SUSPENDED and will be rescheduled by the Court at a later date. [...

04/20/2015

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 85) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

04/17/2015

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of March-April 2015 have been posted to the website.

04/14/2015

The next MDL status conference is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. in Open Court on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The agenda for the conference has been posted. Any necessary changes will be posted prior to the conference....

04/09/2015

Two Amended Case Management Orders (Amended CMO: Protecting the Confidentiality of Discovery Materials, Amended CMO: Motions) have been posted to the website. They can be found on the pages for...

03/31/2015

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 84) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

03/20/2015

An order designating which of the Louisiana Western District direct-filed cases will be considered for trial starting May 2, 2016 has been posted to the website. It can be found on the pages for...

03/18/2015

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of February-March 2015 have been posted to the website.

03/09/2015

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 83) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

03/06/2015

A Stipulated Protective Order to Non-Parties Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, the Permanente Medical Group,...

02/24/2015

Judge Doherty has set a next trial date of May 2, 2016. A Scheduling Order setting out deadlines and procedures for moving to trial has been posted to the website. It can be found on the pages for...

02/20/2015

The next MDL status conference is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. in Open Court on Thursday, February 26, 2015. The agenda for the conference has been posted. Any necessary changes will be posted prior to the conference....

02/18/2015

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of January-February 2015 have been posted to the website.

02/11/2015

A Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 82) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

02/09/2015

Considering the arrangements required to attend each MDL status conference, notice is hereby given that the status conference scheduled for March 26, 2015 has been CANCELLED

*Edit* The order cancelling the March status...

01/21/2015

The next MDL status conference is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. in Open Court on Thursday, January 22, 2015. The agenda for the conference has been posted. Any necessary changes will be posted prior to the conference....

01/21/2015

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of December 2014-January 2015 have been posted to the website.

01/21/2015

Case Management Orders (signed January 16, 2015) have been posted to the website. They can be found on the pages for Orders by Category and...

01/21/2015

A new Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 80) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

12/29/2014

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of November-December 2014 have been posted.

12/19/2014

A new Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 80) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

11/21/2014

The Court has issued an order in the case of Allen, et al. v. Takeda, et al. approving the supersedeas bonds posted by Defendants and staying execution of the judgment pending the Defendants' appeal. The order is available on the...

11/21/2014

A new Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 79) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

11/18/2014

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of October-November 2014 have been posted.

11/12/2014

A new Conditional Transfer Order (CTO 78) has been posted and is available on the Transfer Orders page.

10/28/2014

In the case of Allen et al. v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. et al., Judge Doherty has issued a Memorandum Ruling on the Defendants' Rule 59 Motion for New Trial. A copy of the ruling (Rec. Doc. 4854) can be found on the...

10/24/2014

Considering the present posture of this matter and this Court's trial schedule, the Working Group meeting and Status Conference scheduled for the week of December 15, 2014 shall be cancelled. [...

10/17/2014

The PSC's and Defendants' NEF Reports and Service Lists for the period of September-October 2014 have been posted to the website.

10/16/2014

A new Conditional Transfer Order has been posted to the site. [ORDER]

10/07/2014

The schedule for the Monthly Status Conferences set for 2015 has been posted. [Entry]

10/06/2014

Considering the present posture of this matter, this Court has determined that the Working Group meeting and Monthly Status Conference scheduled for October 22-23, 2014 shall be CANCELLED. All counsel are reminded that the...

09/30/2014

A Minute Entry has been posted setting out the date, time, deadlines, and procedural information that apply to the Second Periodic Review of the MDL, which will...

09/23/2014

The PSC's and Defendants' Monthly Reports on Notices of Electrinic Filing (NEF) and Service Lists for the...

09/22/2014

The PSC's and Defendants' Monthly Reports on Notices of Electrinic Filing (NEF) and Service Lists for the period of July to August 2014 have been posted on the NEF...

09/17/2014

The next MDL status conference is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. in Open Court on Thursday, September 25, 2014. The agenda for the conference has been posted. Any necessary changes will be posted prior to the conference....

09/05/2014

The Final Amended Memorandum Ruling: Defendants' Rule 50(b) Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law  [RULING] in the case of ...

09/03/2014

The Judgment in the case of Allen et al. v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. et al., [JUDGMENT] including Exhibits 1-2, has been posted....

08/07/2014

Defendant's and PSC's Monthly Report on Notices of Electrinic Filing (NEF) for June to July 2014, posted on the MDL Service List / Notice Reports page.

06/25/2014

The FINAL MEMORANDUM OPINION AND RULING (Amended) (Takeda Only) [ORDER], along with ...

06/19/2014

Considering the current status of filings and the motions that are expected to be filed shortly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED the Monthly Status Conference scheduled for July 24, 2014 is CANCELLED.  [...

06/13/2014

The status conference is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. in Open Court on Thursday, June 19, 2014.
[Minute Entry]

05/01/2014

An Amdeded Order cancelling the May 2014 Status Conference has been posted to the Orders page. The Ameded Order also denotes that the June 2014 Status Conference will be held as SCHEDULED.

04/28/2014

An Order regarding the May 22, 2014 Status Conference is now posted on the Orders page.

04/07/2014

The April 25, 2014 Status Conference has been CANCELLED. Order forthcoming.

03/14/2014

An Order cancelling the March 2014 Status Conference has been posted to the Orders page.

02/14/2014

An Order cancelling the Monthly Status Conference Scheduled for February 20, 2014 has been posted to the Orders page.

01/30/2014

The recently issued Ruling and Order on the PSC's Motion for Sanctions has been posted to the Rulings page.

01/23/2014

New Rulings have been posted to the Court's Rulings page.

01/17/2014

New Daubert Rulings and Stipulations entered in the First Pilot Bellwether Trial have been posted to the Rulings page.

01/17/2014

See the Order posted to both the State Court Judges' page and the Orders page.

01/09/2014

New Rulings have been posted to the Court's Rulings page.

01/07/2014

New Rulings have been posted to the Court's Rulings page.

01/03/2014

An Order cancelling the January Status Conference has been posted to the Orders page.

12/19/2013

New Daubert Rulings have been added to the Court's Rulings page.

12/19/2013

A new Order has been posted to the Orders page. The current month's Monthly Notice Reports and Service Lists have been added here.

12/11/2013

The final Minute Entry: Agenda for the December 11, 2013 Status Conference has been posted to the Orders page.

11/27/2013

The December Monthly Status Conference is now sceduled for December 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. In addition, on December 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. there will be a Special Working Group Meeting in chambers. Certain changes have also been made to the...

11/06/2013
There will be no monthly Status Conference in November.  Instead, the Court will hold a telephone conference on November 21, 2013 to address Motions in Limine to begin at 3:30 p.m. central time.
 ...
10/23/2013

Several Orders were posted to the Orders page.

10/23/2013

Pursuant to CMO: Noticing Procedure, this Court ORDERD that attorneys are NOT to select "NO Activity Report" in their CM/ECF options menu.

09/30/2013

We are pleased to announce that Evelyn Alexander, whom many of you contact for all of  your docketing needs has been promoted within the Court family and will no longer be responsible for docketing in the MDL.  We are also pleased to welcome...

09/19/2013

An UPDATED [Draft] Minute Entry: Agenda for September 26, 2013 Status Conference has been posted to the Orders page.

Additionally, an ...

08/29/2013

The schedule for the Monthly Status Conferences set for 2014 has been posted to the Orders page and State Court Judges page.

08/29/2013

An Order requiring parties to "Meet and Confer" prior to the filing of any Motions in Limine has been posted to the Orders page.

08/22/2013

The Minute Entry Agenda for August 22, 2013 is now posted on the Orders page.

08/15/2013

a draft of the Miniute Entry:Agenda for August 22, 2013 Status Conference has been posted to the Orders page.

07/24/2013

An updated Minute Entry: Agenda for July 25, 2013 Status Conference has been posted.

07/18/2013

A DRAFT Minute Entry: Agenda for the July 25, 2013 Status Conference has been posted to the Orders page.

07/17/2013

A new Case Management Order dealing with expert-related issues is now posted in the Pilot Bellwether Program section and the State Court Judges page.

06/18/2013

A DRAFT Minute Entry: Agenda for the June 20, 2013 Status Conference has been posted to the Orders page.

05/23/2013

The Case Management Order: Motions has been posted to the MDL Orders page and the State Court Judges page.

05/20/2013

A DRAFT Status Conference Agenda has been posted to the Orders page.

05/20/2013

A new section under the MDL Orders by Category page titled Pilot Bellwether Program has been created.

05/03/2013

The following Orders have been posted on the Orders page.:

Second Amended Pilot Bellwether Scheduling Order (First Trial); First Amended CMO: Discovery Protocol; CMO: Bellwether Nominations.
04/24/2013

The Pilot Bellwether Program Pre-trial Order and Instructions have been issued as an attachment to Amended Scheduling Order: Pilot Bellwether Program (First Trial) and are posted on the Orders page and...

04/24/2013

An Amended Case Management Order with accompanying exhibit has been posted to the Orders page.

04/24/2013

An Amended Scheduling Odrder in the Pilot Bellwether Program (First Trial) has been posted to the Orders page and State Court Judges page.

04/23/2013

An UPDATED Minute Entry: Agenda for April 25, 2013 Status Conferece has been posted to the Orders page.

04/05/2013

A Scheduling Order for the Pilot Bellwether Program (Second Trial) has been posted to the Orders page and the State Court Judges page...

04/02/2013

A Minute Entry was issued on March 27, 2013 stating:

As was discussed at the March 21, 2013 Status Conference in open court, this Court was to have issued a schedule for anticipated...

03/27/2013

An UPDATED (and final) Minute Entry: Agenda for March 21, 2013 Status Conference has been posted to the Orders page.

03/13/2013

The Minute Entry: Agenda for March 21, 2013 Status Conference has been posted to the Orders page.

02/19/2013

A Scheduling Order for the Pilot Bellwether Program (First Trial) has been posted to the Orders page and the State Court Judges page...

02/18/2013

A new Case Management Order has been posted to the Orders page.

02/13/2013

A Minute Entry cancelling the open court Status Conference scheduled for February 21, 2013 has been posted to the Orders page.

02/05/2013

A new Order and Minute Entry have been posted to the Orders page.

02/04/2013

An Order appointing a Pro Se Liaison has been posted to the Orders page.

01/25/2013

Slides from January 24, 2013 Status Conference have been added to the Training Page.

01/23/2013

Updated Minute Entry for the January 24, 2013 Status Conference now posted under the Orders pages.

01/16/2013

The MINUTE ENTRY: AGENDA FOR JANUARY 24, 2013 STATUS CONFERENCE...

12/11/2012

The Final (revised) AGENDA FOR THE DECEMBER 13, 2012 STATUS CONFERENCE has been reposted on the MDL Orders page.

12/10/2012

The revised AGENDA FOR THE DECEMBER 13, 2012 STATUS CONFERENCE has been reposted on the Orders page.

11/09/2012

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the November 15, 2012 status conference has been cancelled.  The next status conference is scheduled for December 13, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.  Read more ......

10/19/2012

The AGENDA FOR OCTOBER 25, 2012 STATUS CONFERENCE has been posted on the Orders page.

09/28/2012

The Forms section is up and running.  We will be periodically uploading materials to help guide the attorneys in this matter.  We have recently uploaded new materials so please review them.

06/27/2012

The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee has assigned responsibility to each member for oversight of claims coming from specific states.  If you wish to communicate with the PSC, please find your state associated PSC member and begin by contacting your...

04/13/2012

This Court had issued instructions that counsel who wished to communicate with the Court should do so by contacting Magistrate Judge Hanna directly or Chris Guidry, the Court's Case Administrator.  However, now that Special Masters, the...

04/02/2012

In attempting to provide notice to counsel of record, it has come to the Court's attention that many attorneys' contact information is incorrect. PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CHECK your contact information as reflected in CMI/ECF. Attorneys may change...

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