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MDL - 2740 Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation

The Honorable Jane Triche Milazzo
500 Poydras Street, Room C-206
New Orleans, LA 70130
 
October 4, 2018    PDF icon Pre-Trial Order 84

The Court set a status conference for November 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Milazzo’s courtroom (C224). It will be preceded by a meeting with liaison counsel and lead counsel at 8:30 a.m. To participate in the status conference, call (800) 260-0702 and enter access code 455209.


October 3, 2018    PDF icon Order and Reasons

Judge Milazzo issued an Order and Reasons denying Plaintiff Kalyani Mokkapati’s Motion to Remand to the California Superior Courts.


September 27, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court held a show cause hearing.


September 27, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry, PDF icon Joint Report No. 12

The Court held a general status conference. Discussed were those items set forth in Joint Report No. 12.


September 27, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court held a status conference with liaison counsel and lead counsel.


September 24, 2018    PDF icon Order and Reasons

Judge North issued an Order and Reasons, ordering Plaintiffs to produce certain documents including pathology reports pertaining to Plaintiffs’ scalp biopsies and records of psychiatric and/or physiological examinations of Plaintiffs.


September 24, 2018    PDF icon Pre-Trial Order 83

This stipulated order establishes a streamlined service of process for Defendant Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


September 20, 2018    PDF icon Pre-Trial Order 82

This stipulated order delineates the process for adding Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., as a Defendant in this Multidistrict Litigation.


August 21, 2018    PDF icon Pre-Trial Order 81

The Court set a status conference for September 27, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Milazzo’s courtroom (C224). It will be preceded by a meeting with liaison counsel, lead counsel, and members of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 8:30 a.m. To participate in the status conference, call (800) 700-7784 and enter access code 453654.


August 16, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry, PDF icon Joint Report No. 11

The Court held a general status conference. Discussed were those items set forth in Joint Report No. 11.


August 16, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court held a status conference with liaison counsel, lead counsel, and members of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. 


August 7, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

Magistrate Judge North held a status conference on this date.


July 24, 2018    PDF icon Pre-Trial Order 22A

The Court modified Pre-Trial Order 22 regarding the procedure for show cause orders. PTO 22A governs the Defendants’ requests for dismissal of complaints that allegedly fail to submit a complete and verified Plaintiff Fact Sheet. 


July 24, 2018    PDF icon Case Management Order 12A

The Court modified Case Management Order 12 to clarify the parties’ obligations and the procedures governing the discovery of Product ID Information and subsequent dismissal of defendants whose product was not used. CMO 12A supersedes CMO 12.


July 18, 2018    PDF icon Pre-Trial Order 80

The Court set a status conference for August 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Milazzo’s courtroom (C224). It will be preceded by a meeting with liaison and lead counsel at 8:30 a.m. To participate in the status conference, call (800) 260-0718 and enter access code 452537.


July 18, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

Magistrate Judge North heard argument on a Motion for Protective Order. Judge North’s rulings are reflected in the minute entry. The next discovery/status conference with Judge North will be held on August 7, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. 


July 18, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

Judge Milazzo heard argument on a Motion for Sanctions Pursuant to FRCP 37. The motion was taken under submission by the Court.


July 18, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry, PDF icon Joint Report No. 10

Judge Milazzo held a general status conference. Discussed were those items set forth in Joint Report No. 10.


July 18, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

Judge Milazzo held a status conference with liaison counsel, lead counsel, and members of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.


July 18, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

Judge Milazzo held a status conference with liaison counsel and lead counsel. The parties updated the Court on the status of the case. 


June 28, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

Magistrate Judge North held a status conference on this date.


June 13, 2018    PDF icon Case Management Order 14

The Court issued Case Management Order 14 setting trial and pre-trial scheduling dates, and superseding Case Management Order Nos. 3, 4, 6, 8, 8A, 8B, 10, and 11.


June 13, 2018    PDF icon Pre-Trial Order 79

The Court set the next general status conference for July 18, 2018 at 10:30a.m. in Judge Milazzo’s courtroom (B224). It shall be preceded by a meeting with liaison and lead counsel at 8:30 a.m. and a Steering Committee meeting at 9:30 a.m. To participate, call (800) 260-0719 and enter access code 450774.


June 13, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court held a status conference with Liaison Counsel and Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs and Santofi.


June 6, 2018    PDF icon Science Day Protocol

The Court will hold a Science Day on June 27, 2018 for the parties to provide the Court with an overview of general medical and scientific issues in this litigation, presented in an objective direct examination lecture format without advocacy. The Parties have agreed to a set of ground rules. The Court session shall be "off the record," closed to the public and to any persons other than the Parties, admitted counsel for the Parties, the Parties' experts who will make the presentations, and court staff. There will be no court reporter or transcript taken. No electronic devices or writing materials will be allowed in the Courtroom.


May 15, 2018    PDF icon MDL Order Reassigning Litigation

The Panel has been notified of the need to reassign the above litigation to another judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that, with the consent of that court, this litigation is reassigned to the Honorable Jane Triche Milazzo for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407.


May 15, 2018    PDF icon Order and Reasons

The Court issued an Order and Reasons, ruling on the issue of severance of multi-plaintiff cases in relation to Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Superior Courts of California (Rec. Doc. 469) and remanding two multi-plaintiff cases, Ernyes-Kofler, et al. v. Sanofi S.A. et al., Case No. 2:17-cv-03867, and McCallister, et al. v. Sanofi S.A. et al., Case No. 2:17-cv-02356, to the Superior Courts of California.


May 9, 2018    PDF icon Discovery Order

Magistrate Judge Michael B. North issued a Discovery Order, ruling on issues relevant to the “Taxotears” Google Group.


May 8, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry, PDF icon Transcript

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North, and the Court made various rulings that are reflected in the minute entry.


May 3, 2018    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 8B

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 8B, granting the Unopposed Motion of Sandoz Inc. to Substitute Trial Plaintiff in the Trial Scheduling Order for MDL Trial No. 2 (Rec. Doc. 2330) and amending Case Management Order No. 8A (Rec. Doc. 1099).


April 26, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry, PDF icon Joint Status Report No. 9, PDF icon Transcript

A status conference was held in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom at 10:00 a.m. Discussed were those items set forth in Joint Report No. 9.


April 25, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 44A

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 44A, granting the 505(b)(2) Defendants' Motion to Replace Settlement Counsel for Accord Healthcare Inc. and Sandoz Inc. (Rec. Doc. 2266) and amending Pretrial Order No. 44 to replace certain members of the 505(b)(2) Settlement Committee.


April 25, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry, PDF icon Transcript

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North, and the Court made several rulings that are reflected in the minute entry.


April 20, 2018    PDF icon Order on Responses to Order to Show Cause No. 2

The Court issued an Order, ruling on the responses to this Court’s November 15, 2017 Order to Show Cause No. 2 (Rec. Doc. 1103).


April 16, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court held a status conference with Plaintiffs Liaison Counsel, Dawn M. Barrios and M. Palmer Lambert, and Defendants’ Liaison Counsel, Douglas J. Moore and John F. Olinde.


April 11, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 77A

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 77A, replacing Pretrial Order No. 77 (Rec. Doc. 1633) regarding streamlined briefing for future cases removed to this MDL from California Superior Courts naming McKesson Corporation.


April 10, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


April 6, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 78

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 78, setting the next meeting of liaison counsel and the Court for Monday, April 16, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. and setting the next general status conference for Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the undersigned’s courtroom, with the meeting of liaison counsel at 8:30 a.m. and meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m. The Court has set up a conference line for the status conference. To participate, call (800) 260-0719 and enter access code 447200.


April 5, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North, and certain deadlines contained in Case Management Order No. 3 (Rec. Doc. 669) were extended.


April 4, 2018    PDF icon Order to Show Cause No. 4

The Court issued Order to Show Cause No. 3, requiring Plaintiffs who are listed on the attached exhibits to show cause in writing on or before Monday, April 23, 2018, as to why their case should not be dismissed with prejudice for failure to comply with Amended Pretrial Order No. 22 (Rec. Doc. 325).


March 28, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry, PDF icon Transcript

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


March 20, 2018    PDF icon Order and Reasons

Magistrate Judge Michael B. North issued an Order and Reasons relevant to the parties’ dispute concerning ten (10) documents over which Sanofi claimed privilege.


March 14, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


March 9, 2018    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 13

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 13, selecting four plaintiffs to proceed to the second phase of discovery for the first bellwether trial.


March 7, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry, PDF icon Joint Report No. 8, PDF icon Transcript

A status conference was held in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom at 10:00 a.m. Discussed were those items set forth in Joint Report No. 8.


March 1, 2018    PDF icon Order to Show Cause No. 3

The Court issued Order to Show Cause No. 3, requiring Plaintiffs who are listed on the attached exhibits to show cause in writing on or before Monday, March 5, 2018, as to why their case should not be dismissed with prejudice for failure to comply with Amended Pretrial Order No. 22 (Rec. Doc. 325).


February 22, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


February 14, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 37A

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 37A, amending and superseding Pretrial Order No. 37 (Rec. Doc. 318) and attaching the exemplar Short Form Complaint to be used by counsel when filing their complaints as provided by this Order and Pretrial Order No. 15 (Rec. Doc. 230). The PDF version of the exemplar Short Form Complaint is available under the “Forms” tab on this webpage.


February 7, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date via telephone with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


February 7, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 77

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 77, establishing a streamlined briefing procedure for future cases removed to this MDL from California Superior Courts naming McKesson Corporation.


February 5, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court held a status conference with Plaintiffs Liaison Counsel, Dawn M. Barrios and M. Palmer Lambert, and Defendants’ Liaison Counsel, Douglas J. Moore and John F. Olinde.


January 31, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 76

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 76, setting the next meeting of liaison counsel for Monday, February 5, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. and setting the next general status conference for Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the undersigned’s courtroom, with the meeting of liaison counsel at 8:30 a.m. and meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m. The Court has set up a conference line for the status conference. To participate, call (800) 260-0702 and enter access code 444319.


January 26, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 71A

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 71A, amending and superseding Pretrial Order No. 71 (Rec. Doc. 1306) and governing Plaintiffs’ responsibilities relevant to electronically stored information (ESI) as required by the Plaintiff Fact Sheet.


January 26, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 70A

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 70A, amending and superseding Pretrial Order No. 70 (Rec. Doc. 1137) and governing the parties’ interactions with an MDL Plaintiff’s prescribing and treating physicians.


January 23, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


January 23, 2018    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, stating that if Plaintiffs have substantially complied with the obligations identified in Paragraph 1 of Case Management Order No. 12 (Rec. Doc. 1506) prior to the entry of Case Management Order No. 12, they shall notify Defendants in accordance with Paragraph 3 of Case Management Order No. 12 by Wednesday, January 31, 2018.


January 12, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 75

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 75, reappointing counsel to various positions within MDL 2740 for a term beginning on the date of this Order until January 1, 2019. Applications for the subsequent term shall be submitted no later than November 15, 2018.


January 12, 2018    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 12

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 12, governing the procedures that Plaintiff’s counsel must follow with regard to product identification.


January 9, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


January 4, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 74

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 74, governing the procedures for withdrawal of Plaintiff’s counsel.


January 4, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 73

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 73, granting Defendants’ Motion for Substitution of Second Amended Exemplar Short Form Complaint (Rec. Doc. 1254) and ordering that the version of the Short Form Complaint attached as Exhibit A to this Order be substituted in place of the current Amended Exemplar Short Form Complaint that is found as Exhibit A (Rec. Doc. 318-1) to Pretrial Order No. 37 (Rec. Doc. 318). This form is available under the “Forms” tab of this webpage and through MDL Centrality.


January 4, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 72

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 72, dismissing Defendants Sanofi S.A. and Aventis Pharma S.A. (“French Defendants”) without prejudice pursuant to a “Stipulation of Terms Related to Defendants, Sanofi and Aventis Pharma S.A.” (Rec. Doc. 1072) filed by the parties.


December 27, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


December 27, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 11

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 11, extending certain deadline established in Case Management Order No. 3 (Rec. Doc. 669).


December 15, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry, PDF icon Joint Report No. 7

A status conference was held in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom at 10:00 a.m. Discussed were those items set forth in Joint Report No. 7.


December 15, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 71

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 71, governing Plaintiffs’ responsibilities relevant to electronically stored information (ESI) as required by the Plaintiff Fact Sheet.


December 14, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


December 12, 2017    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, ruling on the responses to this Court’s November 2, 2017 Order to Show Cause (Rec. Doc. 1065).


December 8, 2017    PDF icon Order of Severance

The Court issued an Order of Severance, granting the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee’s Ex Parte Motion for Order of Severance pursuant to Pretrial Order No. 65 (Rec. Doc. 1120) and severing the multi-plaintiff cases contained within the Order.


December 6, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 10

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 10, governing the initial phase of case-specific discovery for cases identified in Case Management Order No. 8A (“CMO No. 8A”) (Rec. Doc. 1099).


December 5, 2017    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, scheduling a status conference with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North for December 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


November 30, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


November 27, 2017    PDF icon Order and Reasons

The Court issued an Order and Reasons, granting Defendants’ Motion to Issue Written Discovery (Rec. Doc. 904).


November 22, 2017    PDF icon Order and Reasons

The Court issued an Order and Reasons, denying without prejudice Defendants’ Motion for Case Substitution Protocol (Rec. Doc. 888).


November 21, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


November 21, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 70

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 70, governing the parties’ interactions with an MDL Plaintiff’s prescribing and treating physicians.


November 17, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court held a status conference with Plaintiffs Liaison Counsel, Dawn M. Barrios and M. Palmer Lambert, and Defendants’ Liaison Counsel, Douglas J. Moore and John F. Olinde.


November 15, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 9

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 9, establishing the protocol for depositions conducted of both fact and expert witnesses in cases presently pending and hereafter included in the MDL as described more fully within the Order.


November 15, 2017    PDF icon Order to Show Cause No. 2

The Court issued Order to Show Cause No. 2, requiring Plaintiffs who are listed on the attached exhibits to show cause in writing on or before Friday, December 15, 2017, as to why their case should not be dismissed with prejudice for failure to comply with Amended Pretrial Order No. 22 (Rec. Doc. 325).


November 15, 2017    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, granting a Joint Motion to Withdraw Certain Motions and Response (Rec. Doc. 1074) as stipulated by the parties.


November 15, 2017    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, granting a Joint Motion to Withdraw (Rec. Doc. 913) documents related to Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, City of St. Louis, State of Missouri (Rec. Doc. 467).


November 14, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


November 14, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 8A

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 8A, amending and superseding Case Management Order No. 8 (Rec. Doc. 935) and establishing the procedures and deadlines applicable to the second bellwether trial, which is set for Monday, January 28, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.


November 14, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 69

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 69, reminding all counsel of the Wednesday, November 15, 2017 deadline to submit applications to the Court for the various appointed positions within the MDL for the upcoming term.


November 9, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 68

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 68, setting various deadlines and providing guidance as to the type of photographs that should be submitted pursuant to the revised Plaintiff Fact Sheet (Rec. Doc. 236-1).


November 2, 2017    PDF icon Order to Show Cause

The Court issued an Order to Show Cause, requiring Plaintiffs who are listed on the attached exhibits to show cause in writing on or before Friday, November 3, 2017, as to why their case should not be dismissed with prejudice for failure to comply with Amended Pretrial Order No. 22 (Rec. Doc. 325).


October 27, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry, PDF icon Joint Report No. 6

A status conference was held in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom at 10:00 a.m. Discussed were those items set forth in Joint Report No. 6 (Rec. Doc. 454).


October 27, 2017    PDF icon Order and Reasons

The Court issued an Order and Reasons, denying without prejudice Defendants Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC and Sanofi US Services Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss Claims Barred by the Applicable Statute of Limitations (Rec. Doc. 494).


October 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 67

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 67, scheduling the next meeting of liaison counsel with the Court for Friday, November 17, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and scheduling the next general status conference for Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom, with the meeting of liaison counsel at 8:30 a.m. and meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m. The Court has set up a conference line for the status conference. To participate, call (866) 615-1886 and enter access code 432133.  


October 26, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


October 24, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 66

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 66, clarifying this Court’s ruling (Rec. Doc. 784) on Delaware Plaintiffs’ Motion to Remand to the Superior Court of Delaware (Rec. Doc. 473).


October 24, 2017    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, rescheduling oral argument on Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC and Sanofi US Services, Inc.’s Motion to Compel Production of Electronically Stored Information (Rec. Doc. 918) for October 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


October 20, 2017    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, setting oral argument on Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC and Sanofi US Services, Inc.’s Motion to Compel Production of Electronically Stored Information (Rec. Doc. 918) for November 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. before Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


October 16, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 65

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 65, establishing the procedure for severance of multi-plaintiff cases.


October 16, 2017    PDF icon Rec. Doc. 955, PDF icon Rec. Doc. 956, PDF icon Rec. Doc. 957, PDF icon Rec. Doc. 958, PDF icon Rec. Doc. 960, PDF icon Rec. Doc. 961, PDF icon Rec. Doc. 963, PDF icon Rec. Doc. 969

Defendants filed Answers to Plaintiffs’ First Amended Master Long Form Complaint (Rec. Doc. 689).


October 13, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 64

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 64, clarifying the Court’s ruling (Rec. Doc. 784) on Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Superior Courts of California (Rec. Doc. 469).


October 11, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 8

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 8, establishing the procedures and deadlines applicable to the second bellwether trial, which is set for Monday, January 28, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.


October 10, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 7

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 7, establishing the general discovery protocol for the 505(b)(2) Defendants.


October 6, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court held a status conference with Plaintiffs Liaison Counsel, Dawn M. Barrios and M. Palmer Lambert, and Defendants’ Liaison Counsel, Douglas J. Moore and John F. Olinde.


September 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 63

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 63, setting the next meeting of liaison counsel for Friday, October 6, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.


September 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 62

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 62, ordering that the Master Answer deadline for each Defendant is Monday, October 16, 2017.


September 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 61

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 61, dismissing Counts Two and Eight of Plaintiffs’ First Amended Master Long Form Complaint and granting individual plaintiffs fourteen (14) days to amend their Short Form Complaint to allege analogous state law claims that may be viable on an individual basis.


September 21, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


September 15, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 60A

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 60A, amending and superseding Pretrial Order No. 60 (Rec. Doc. 819) and ordering the collection of data of potential claimants by the Plaintiffs’ Settlement Committee.


September 8, 2017    PDF icon Status Conference, PDF icon Joint Report No. 5

A status conference was held in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom at 10:00 a.m. Discussed were those items set forth in Joint Report No. 5 (Rec. Doc. 839).


September 7, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 60

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 60, ordering the collection of data of potential claimants by the Plaintiffs’ Settlement Committee.


September 7, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 59

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 59, ordering that the submission date on Defendants Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC and Sanofi US Services Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss Claims Barred by the Applicable Statutes of Limitations (Rec. Doc. 494) be continued until Wednesday, November 8, 2017.


August 30, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court held oral argument on Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ Master Long Form Complaint (Rec. Doc. 489), and the Court ruled on the motion as well as on Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Superior Courts of California (Rec. Doc. 469) and Delaware Plaintiffs’ Motion to Remand to the Superior Court of Delaware (Rec. Doc. 473).


August 30, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

Magistrate Judge Michael B. North ruled on outstanding disputes concerning Defendants' responses to jurisdictional interrogatories.


August 29, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 6

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 6, setting four bellwether trial dates in 2019.


August 23, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 5

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 5, setting forth the protocol for general discovery as to the Sanofi Defendants.


August 18, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North


August 18, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No.58

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 58, granting the request for oral argument in connection with Defendant’ Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ Master Long Form Complaint (Rec. Doc. 489) and setting oral argument for Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.


August 7, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

Magistrate Judge Michael B. North held a hearing on Plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel Responses to Requests for Production (Rec. Doc. 626).


August 3, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 57

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 57, setting the next meeting of liaison counsel for Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.


August 2, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 56

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 56, establishing the procedure for issuance of Summons while the Clerk’s Office corrects Defendants’ names within the CM/ECF system.


August 2, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 39A

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 39A, amending and superseding Pretrial Order No. 39 (Rec. Doc. 327) and establishing the protocol for streamlined service on Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.


August 2, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 32A

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 32A, amending and superseding Pretrial Order No. 32 (Rec. Doc. 307) and establishing the protocol for streamlined service on Actavis LLC f/k/a Actavis Inc. and Actavis Pharma, Inc.


July 26, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference was held on this date with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


July 25, 2017    PDF icon Amended Master Long Form Complaint

Plaintiffs’ First Amended Master Long Form Complaint was entered into the record.


July 25, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 55

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 55, attaching Plaintiffs’ First Amended Master Long Form Complaint to be entered into the record, ordering the revised Plaintiff Fact Sheet be substituted in place of the current version (Rec. Doc. 236-1), and ordering the revised Exemplar Short Form Complaint be substituted in place of the current version (Rec. Doc. 318-1).


July 21, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 54

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 54, setting forth the requirements for voluntary dismissals without prejudice that would result in dismissal of an entire action against all named Defendants.


July 21, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 4

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 4, establishing the protocol to govern the initial phase of case-specific discovery for cases identified in Case Management Order No. 3 (Rec. Doc. 669).


July 21, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 3

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 3, establishing the procedures and deadlines applicable to the first bellwether trial as well as identifying the pool of plaintiffs for such trial, which is set for Monday, September 24, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.


July 20, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 53

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 53, allowing Plaintiffs to amend their Master Long Form Complaint, Exemplar Short Form Complaint, and Plaintiff Fact Sheet in order to: (1) replace defendant Hospira Worldwide, Inc. with Hospira Worldwide, LLC f/k/a Hospira Worldwide, Inc.; (2) remove defendant Sun Pharma Global Inc.; (3) replace defendant Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. with Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. f/k/a Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd.; and (4) replace Allergan Finance LLC f/k/a Actavis Inc. with Actavis LLC f/k/a Actavis Inc.


July 18, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 52

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 52, setting deadlines related to personal jurisdiction and potential discovery protocols, as discussed during the teleconference that took place on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


July 18, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 51

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 51, setting various deadlines discussed during the July 7, 2017 status conference and scheduling the next status conference for Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom, with the meeting of liaison counsel at 8:30 a.m. and meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m. The Court has set up a conference line for the status conference. To participate, call (800) 260-0712 and enter access code 427302. 


July 17, 2017    PDF icon Order and Reasons

The Court issued an Order and Reasons, denying Plaintiffs’ Motion to Certify Class (Reference: 16-17731) for essentially the reasons stated in Defendant sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC’s memorandum in opposition.


July 12, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court conducted a teleconference with counsel to discuss issues related to discovery and personal jurisdiction.


July 7, 2017    PDF icon Status Conference, PDF icon Joint Report No. 4

A status conference was held in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom at 10:00 a.m. Discussed were those items set forth in Joint Report No. 4 (Rec. Doc. 622).


July 6, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court held oral argument on “Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Superior Courts of California” (Rec. Doc. 469) and “Delaware Plaintiffs’ Motion to Remand to the Superior Court of Delaware” (Rec. Doc. 473). No oral argument was held on “Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, City of St. Louis, State of Missouri” (Rec. Doc. 467), as the parties are to file a written submission regarding this motion at a later date.


July 6, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 50

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 50, granting Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel’s and Defendants’ Liaison Counsel’s Consent Motion to adopt the Protective Order and adopting the Protective Order as Pretrial Order No. 50.


July 6, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 49

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 49, granting Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel’s and Defendants’ Liaison Counsel’s Consent Motion to adopt the Electronically Stored Information Protocol and adopting the Electronically Stored Information Protocol Order as Pretrial Order No. 49.


June 28, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 26A

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 26A, modifying Pretrial Order No. 26 (Rec. Doc. 289) to permit Julie A. Callsen to be substituted in place and stead of Chad A. Sullivan to serve as the defense counsel to attend such meetings on behalf of Accord Healthcare, Inc.


June 28, 2017    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, granting Plaintiffs’ Consent Motion to Re-set Submission Date of Defendant Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC’s Motion for Disclosure of Non-Party Interested Entities or Persons (Rec. Doc. 559) and resetting the submission date for Wednesday, August 2, 2017.


June 23, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court held a status conference with Plaintiffs Liaison Counsel, Dawn M. Barrios and M. Palmer Lambert, and Defendants’ Liaison Counsel, Douglas J. Moore and John F. Olinde.


June 23, 2017    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, scheduling status conferences with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North for Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


June 22, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 48

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 48, resetting oral argument on “Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, City of St. Louis, State of Missouri” (Rec. Doc. 467), “Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Superior Courts of California” (Rec. Doc. 469), and “Delaware Plaintiffs’ Motion to Remand to the Superior Court of Delaware” (Rec. Doc. 473) for Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.


June 13, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 47

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 47, setting oral argument on “Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, City of St. Louis, State of Missouri” (Rec. Doc. 467), “Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Superior Courts of California” (Rec. Doc. 469), and “Delaware Plaintiffs’ Motion to Remand to the Superior Court of Delaware” (Rec. Doc. 473) for Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


June 1, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 40A

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 40A, amending and superseding Pretrial Order No. 40 (Rec. Doc. 328) and establishing the protocol for streamlined service of process on Hospira, Inc., Hospira Worldwide, LLC f/k/a Hospira Worldwide, Inc., and Pfizer Inc.


May 23, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 2

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 2, setting deadlines for foreign merits discovery relevant to the French Sanofi entities.


May 18, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 1

The Court issued Case Management Order No. 1, setting deadlines for personal jurisdiction discovery relevant to Sanofi’s and Aventis Pharma S.A.’s Motion to Dismiss (Rec. Doc. 346).


May 16, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference specifically relating to Electronically Stored Information (ESI) was held with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North. Discussed were those items set forth within the Minute Entry, and a telephone status conference with Magistrate North was tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


May 16, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 46

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 46, scheduling the next meeting with liaison counsel for Friday, June 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., setting the deadline for the submission of a proposed order regarding a discovery schedule and bellwether trial dates as Friday, May 26, 2017, and setting the deadline for the submission of a proposed schedule for discovery specifically related to the issue of personal jurisdiction as Wednesday, May 17, 2017.


May 12, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 45

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 45, setting the briefing schedule for omnibus motions to remand that applies only to cases transferred to this Court via Conditional Transfer Order in which a decision has not yet been rendered on remand, regardless of whether a motion to remand was previously filed in the transferor court.


May 12, 2017    PDF icon Status Conference, PDF icon Joint Report No. 3

A status conference was held in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom at 10:00 a.m. Discussed were those items set forth in Joint Report No. 3 (Rec. Doc. 454).


May 11, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 44

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 44, appointing counsel to the 505(b)(2) Defendants’ Settlement Committee


May 2, 2017    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, granting Defendants’ Motion to Reset Submission Date on Plaintiffs’ Motion to Certify Class (Reference: 16-17731) and resetting the submission date to June 21, 2017.


April 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 43

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 43, setting the deadline for nominations of counsel to be appointed to the Settlement Committee on behalf of the 505(b)(2) Defendants as Friday, April 28, 2017, setting the parameters of the Science Day presentations taking place on May 3, 2017, setting the submission date for the Motions to Remand discussed at the meeting with liaison counsel as Wednesday, June 21, 2017, and setting the date of the next general status conference as Friday, July 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom, with the meeting of liaison counsel at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m. The Court has set up a conference line for the status conference. To participate, call (800) 260-0712 and enter access code 423344.


April 26, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 42

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 42, ordering that a plaintiff’s filing of a Short Form Complaint does not trigger any responsive pleading deadline on the part of any Defendant at this time.


April 18, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 41

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 41, granting Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel’s Motion to Amend Exhibit A to Pretrial Order No. 37 and amending Exhibit A to Pretrial Order No. 37 (Rec. Doc. 318-1).


April 14, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 40

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 40, establishing the protocol for streamlined service of process on Hospira Worldwide, LLC, formerly doing business as Hospira Worldwide, Inc., and Pfizer Inc.


April 14, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 39

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 39, establishing the protocol for streamlined service of process on Sun Pharma Global Inc.


April 14, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 38

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 38, ordering that the Plaintiff Fact Sheet (Exhibit “A” to Pretrial Order No. 18, Rec. Doc. 236-1) and the Defendant Fact Sheet (Exhibit “B” to Pretrial Order No. 18, Rec. Doc. 236-2) be and are hereby updated and replaced with the corrected version of these documents.


April 14, 2017    PDF icon Amended Pretrial Order No. 22

The Court issued Amended Pretrial Order No. 22, which supersedes and amends Pretrial Order No. 22 (Rec. Doc. 279) and governs the form and schedule for service of Plaintiff Fact Sheets and Defendant Fact Sheets.


April 6, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 37

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 37, attaching the exemplar Short Form Complaint to be used by counsel when filing their complaints as provided by this Order and Pretrial Order No. 15 (Rec. Doc. 230). The PDF version of the exemplar Short Form Complaint is available under the “Forms” tab on this webpage.


April 6, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 36

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 36, withdrawing the deadline to submit proposed orders regarding streamlined service of process as to Defendants Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and NorthStar Rx LLC


March 31, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 35

The Court issued Pretrial order No. 35, scheduling a meeting between the Settlement Committees and the Court on Wednesday May 3, 2017, following the conclusion of the “Science Day” presentations scheduled for this date. Furthermore, the Court will hold a follow-up meeting with the Settlement Committees on Friday, May 12, 2017, following the conclusion of the general status conference scheduled for this date.


March 31, 2017    PDF icon Master Long Form Complaint

Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel filed the Master Long Form Complaint.


March 31, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 34

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 34, extending the deadline to submit proposed orders establishing a protocol for streamlined service of process as to Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and NorthStar RX LLC to Monday, April 3, 2017.


March 31, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 33

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 33, establishing the protocol for the streamlined service of process on McKesson Corporation.


March 31, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 32

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 32, establishing the protocol for streamlined service of process for Actavis Pharma, Inc.


March 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 31

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 31, granting Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel’s Motion to Amend Exhibit B (Rec. Doc. 262-2) to Pretrial Order No. 19 (Rec. Doc. 262) regarding task codes for common benefit work and ordering that Exhibit B to Pretrial Order No. 19 be and is hereby updated to include the amended list of Litigation Task Codes/Categories. 


March 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 30

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 30, establishing the protocol for streamlined service of process for Sandoz Inc. 


March 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 29

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 29, establishing the protocol for streamlined service of process for Accord Healthcare, Inc. 


March 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 28

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 28, scheduling the next meeting of liaison counsel and the Court for Friday, April 21, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in Judge Engelhardt’s chambers. 


March 24, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 27

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 27, setting various deadlines, scheduling “Science Day” with the Court for Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 8:30 a.m., and scheduling the next status conference with the Court for Friday, May 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom, with the meeting of liaison counsel at 8:30 a.m. and meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m. The Court has set up a conference line for the status conference. To participate, call (800) 260-0712 and enter access code 421090. 


March 17, 2017    PDF icon Status Conference, PDF icon Joint Report No. 2

A status conference was held in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom at 10:00 a.m. Discussed were those items set forth in Joint Report No. 2 (Rec. Doc. 290). 


March 17, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 26

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 26, designating defense counsel to attend the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee Meetings that take place prior to each general status conference. 


March 16, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

A status conference specifically relating to Electronically Stored Information (ESI) was held with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North. Discussed were those items set forth within the Minute Entry, and a Discovery Status Conference with Magistrate North was tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. 


March 16, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 25

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 25, accepting the nomination of John F. Olinde to serve as Defense Liaison Counsel on behalf of the 505(b)(2) Defendants. 


March 13, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 24

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 24, ordering submission and service of Plaintiff and Defendant Fact Sheets through the online MDL Centrality System and amending the procedure set forth in Pretrial Order No. 1 for transmittal of Orders and Notices by Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel.


March 10, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 23

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 23, ordering that the Plaintiff Fact Sheet (Exhibit “A” to Pretrial Order No. 18, Rec. Doc 236-1) be and is hereby updated to include the approved authorizations, as ordered by Pretrial No. 18 (Rec. Doc. 236).


March 10, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 22

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 22, governing the form and schedule for service of Plaintiff Fact Sheets and Defendant Fact Sheets.


March 7, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 21

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 21, ordering liaison counsel to confer regarding dates for “Science Day” with the Court, a proposed briefing schedule for jurisdictional motions, and the streamlined service of non-Sanofi Defendants. Furthermore, Defendants are ordered to submit a proposed order regarding the appointment of Defendants’ Liaison Counsel for the 505(b)(2) Defendants by Friday, March 10, 2017 and to submit a proposed order designating counsel who will attend each of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee meetings by Wednesday, March 15, 2017


February 24, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 20

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 20, appointing Kenneth W. DeJean as Special Master, for the purposes set forth in Section VII of the Common Benefit Order (Pretrial Order No. 19, Rec. Doc. 262). 


February 23, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 19

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 19, adopting the proposed Common Benefit Order submitted to the Court by liaison counsel and the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. 


February 16, 2017    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, granting Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion and Memorandum in Support of Motion to Certify Class (Reference: 16-17731) and extending the deadline for Plaintiffs to file their motion until Tuesday, April 25, 2017.


February 14, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 18

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 18, attaching the operable Plaintiff Fact Sheet as “Exhibit A” and the operable Defendant Fact Sheet as “Exhibit B,” setting the deadline for the submission of authorizations to be attached to the Plaintiff Fact Sheet, and setting the deadline for the submission of a proposed order concerning the guidelines and rules for implementation for the fact sheets as Friday, March 3, 2017. The PDF fillable version of the Plaintiff Fact Sheet, the PDF version of the authorizations, as well as the PDF version of the Defendant Fact Sheet are available under the “Forms” tab on this webpage.


February 13, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 17

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 17, ordering that any response in opposition to the appointment of Kenneth W. DeJean as Special Master, for the purposes set forth in Section VII of the proposed Common Benefit Order (Rec. Doc. 234-1), shall be filed on or before Tuesday, February 21, 2017.


February 13, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 16

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 16, ordering that any response in opposition to this Court’s entry of the proposed Common Benefit Order shall be filed on or before Tuesday, February 21, 2017.


February 10, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 15

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 15, setting the deadlines for filing the Master and Short Form Complaints, Motions to Dismiss, and Master Answer.


February 3, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 14

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 14, ordering that liaison counsel submit a final draft of a joint proposed order containing deadlines for a master and short form complaint, master answer, and motions to dismiss and setting the next status conference on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., with meeting of liaison counsel at 8:30 a.m. and meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m. Moreover, the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee has until Wednesday, March 1, 2017, to verify the information contained within Apotex Inc.’s affidavit that was presented at the January 27, 2017 status conference.


January 31, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 13

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 13, appointing Brian S. Rudick to the Defendant Settlement Committee to replace Anand Agneshwar.


January 30, 2017    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, scheduling a status conference relating to Electronically Stored Information (ESI) with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.


January 27, 2017    PDF icon Status Conference, Joint Report No. 1

A status conference was held in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom at 10:00 a.m. Discussed were those items set forth in Joint Report No. 1 (Rec. Doc. 198).


January 19, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 12

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 12, setting the deadline for service of process on all non-Sanofi as Wednesday, February 15, 2017, and instructing liaison counsel to submit proposed deadlines for pleadings at the next meeting of liaison counsel on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8:45 a.m.


January 11, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 11

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 11, extending the deadline to submit proposed Plaintiff Facts Sheets and Defendant Fact Sheets from Friday, January 13, 2017 until Friday, January 20, 2017.


January 11, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 10

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 10, attaching Judge Engelhardt’s letter to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation requesting clarification regarding the scope of MDL No. 2740 and attaching the Panel’s response thereto.


January 11, 2017    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, rescheduling the January 23, 2017 status conference with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North on January 25, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.


January 9, 2017    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, extending the deadline for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee to submit a “Proposed Common Benefit Order” from Friday, January 6, 2017 until Friday, January 13, 2017.


January 4, 2017    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, scheduling a status conference relating to Electronically Stored Information (ESI) with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North on January 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.


January 3, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 9

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 9, establishing the protocol for streamlined service of process for Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC.


December 30, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 8

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 8, appointing Dawn M. Barrios as Plaintiffs’ Federal-State Liaison Counsel and establishing procedures to foster coordination and cooperation between this Court and any court and litigant outside MDL 2740.


December 28, 2016    PDF icon Order, PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 7

The Court issued an Order, establishing an Executive Committee within the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. The Court also issued Pretrial Order No. 7, ordering all counsel to provide contact information to liaison counsel by way of the “Counsel Contact Information form” attached to the Order.


December 21, 2016    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, attaching the agenda discussed at the December 19, 2016 meeting with liaison counsel and setting various deadlines.


December 13, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 6

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 6, appointing counsel to the Plaintiffs’ Settlement Committee and the Defendants’ Settlement Committee.


December 13, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 5

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 5, which supersedes Pretrial Order No. 4 with regards to the protocol for any plaintiff, whose case would be subject to transfer to MDL No. 2740, to directly file her action in MDL No. 2740 in the Eastern District of Louisiana.


December 9, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 4

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 4, establishing the protocol for any plaintiff, whose case would be subject to transfer to MDL No. 2740, to directly file her action in MDL No. 2740 in the Eastern District of Louisiana.


November 30, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 3

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 3, establishing the guidelines for filing requests for summons and summons returns.


November 17, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 2

The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 2, appointing counsel as Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel, Defendants’ Liaison Counsel, and to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. All appointments are for a term beginning immediately until January 1, 2018. Applications for the subsequent term shall be submitted no later than November 15, 2017.


November 16, 2016    PDF icon Order

The Court issued an Order, attaching the agenda discussed at the November 10, 2016 status conference and setting the next status conference on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., with meeting of liaison counsel at 8:45 a.m. and meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m. Moreover, the deadline to apply for Special Counsel for Settlement Negotiations is Monday, December 5, 2016.


November 10, 2016    PDF icon Initial Status Conference

An initial status conference was held in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom at 10:00 a.m.


October 13, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 1
The Court issued Pretrial Order No. 1, scheduling an initial conference for Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. CST, in Judge Engelhardt's courtroom, Room C351, United States Courthouse, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.  
 
  • The conference will be held for the purposes specified in Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(a), 16(b), 16(c), and 26(f).
  • Counsel may advise the Court by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 via email to efile-Engelhardt@laed.uscourts.gov of items that should be added to the agenda.
  • Counsel for the plaintiffs and the defendants shall submit separate written statements by noon on Wednesday,  November 2,  2016 via email to efile-Engelhardt@laed.uscourts.gov indicating their preliminary understandings of the facts involved in the litigation and the critical factual and legal issues.
  • Parties shall inform the Court by Monday, November 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. CST via email to efile-Engelhardt@laed.uscourts.gov if they have designated an attending attorney to represent their interests at the conference.
  • Counsel for plaintiffs and counsel for defendants shall confer by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, and seek consensus regarding nomination of candidates for liaison counsel.  Nominations shall be submitted to the Court no later than 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016 (via email to efile-Engelhardt@laed.uscourts.gov).
  • Applications and nominations for PSC positions must be filed electronically in the master docket no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016.   Objections shall be filed by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

October 4, 2016    PDF icon Transfer Order MDL 2740

Order received from MDL Panel transferring civil action cases to the Eastern District of Louisiana.


October 4, 2018    PDF icon Pre-Trial Order 84

The Court set a status conference for November 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Milazzo’s courtroom (C224). It will be preceded by a meeting with liaison counsel and lead counsel at 8:30 a.m. To participate in the status conference, call (800) 260-0702 and enter access code 455209.


September 24, 2018    PDF icon Pre-Trial Order 83

This stipulated order establishes a streamlined service of process for Defendant Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


September 20, 2018    PDF icon Pre-Trial Order 82

This stipulated order delineates the process for adding Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., as a Defendant in this Multidistrict Litigation.


August 21, 2018    PDF icon Pre-Trial Order 81

The Court set a status conference for September 27, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Milazzo’s courtroom (C224). It will be preceded by a meeting with liaison counsel, lead counsel, and members of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 8:30 a.m. To participate in the status conference, call (800) 700-7784 and enter access code 453654.


July 18, 2018    PDF icon Pre-Trial Order 80

The Court set a status conference for August 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Milazzo’s courtroom (C224). It will be preceded by a meeting with liaison and lead counsel at 8:30 a.m. To participate in the status conference, call (800) 260-0718 and enter access code 452537.


June 13, 2018    PDF icon Pre-Trial Order 79

Setting the next general status conference for July 18, 2018 at 10:30a.m. in Judge Milazzo’s courtroom (B224), preceded by a meeting with liaison and lead counsel at 8:30 a.m. and a Steering Committee meeting at 9:30 a.m. To participate, call (800) 260-0719 and enter access code 450774.


April 6, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 78

Setting the next meeting of liaison counsel and the Court for Monday, April 16, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. and setting the next general status conference for Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the undersigned’s courtroom, with the meeting of liaison counsel at 8:30 a.m. and meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m. The Court has set up a conference line for the status conference. To participate, call (800) 260-0719 and enter access code 447200.


April 11, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 77A

Replacing Pretrial Order No. 77 (Rec. Doc. 1633) regarding streamlined briefing for future cases removed to this MDL from California Superior Courts naming McKesson Corporation.


February 7, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 77

Establishing a streamlined briefing procedure for future cases removed to this MDL from California Superior Courts naming McKesson Corporation.


January 31, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 76

Setting the next meeting of liaison counsel for Monday, February 5, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. and setting the next general status conference for Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the undersigned’s courtroom, with the meeting of liaison counsel at 8:30 a.m. and meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m. The Court has set up a conference line for the status conference. To participate, call (800) 260-0702 and enter access code 444319.


January 12, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 75

Reappointing counsel to various positions within MDL 2740 for a term beginning on the date of this Order until January 1, 2019. Applications for the subsequent term shall be submitted no later than November 15, 2018.


January 4, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 74

Governing the procedures for withdrawal of Plaintiff’s counsel.


January 4, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 73

Granting Defendants’ Motion for Substitution of Second Amended Exemplar Short Form Complaint (Rec. Doc. 1254) and ordering that the version of the Short Form Complaint attached as Exhibit A to this Order be substituted in place of the current Amended Exemplar Short Form Complaint that is found as Exhibit A (Rec. Doc. 318-1) to Pretrial Order No. 37 (Rec. Doc. 318). This form is available under the “Forms” tab of this webpage and through MDL Centrality.


January 4, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 72

Dismissing Defendants Sanofi S.A. and Aventis Pharma S.A. (“French Defendants”) without prejudice pursuant to a “Stipulation of Terms Related to Defendants, Sanofi and Aventis Pharma S.A.” (Rec. Doc. 1072) filed by the parties


January 26, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 71A

Amending and superseding Pretrial Order No. 71 (Rec. Doc. 1306) and governing Plaintiffs’ responsibilities relevant to electronically stored information (ESI) as required by the Plaintiff Fact Sheet.


December 15, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 71

Governing Plaintiffs’ responsibilities relevant to electronically stored information (ESI) as required by the Plaintiff Fact Sheet.


January 26, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 70A

Amending and superseding Pretrial Order No. 70 (Rec. Doc. 1137) and governing the parties’ interactions with an MDL Plaintiff’s prescribing and treating physicians.


November 21, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 70

Governing the parties’ interactions with an MDL Plaintiff’s prescribing and treating physicians.


November 14, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 69

Reminding all counsel of the Wednesday, November 15, 2017 deadline to submit applications to the Court for the various appointed positions within the MDL for the upcoming term.


November 9, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 68

Setting various deadlines and providing guidance as to the type of photographs that should be submitted pursuant to the revised Plaintiff Fact Sheet (Rec. Doc. 236-1).


October 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 67

Scheduling the next meeting of liaison counsel with the Court for Friday, November 17, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and scheduling the next general status conference for Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom, with the meeting of liaison counsel at 8:30 a.m. and meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m. The Court has set up a conference line for the status conference. To participate, call (866) 615-1886 and enter access code 432133.  


October 24, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 66

Clarifying this Court’s ruling (Rec. Doc. 784) on Delaware Plaintiffs’ Motion to Remand to the Superior Court of Delaware (Rec. Doc. 473).


October 16, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 65

Establishing the procedure for severance of multi-plaintiff cases.


October 13, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 64

Clarifying the Court’s ruling (Rec. Doc. 784) on Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Superior Courts of California (Rec. Doc. 469).


September 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 63

Setting the next meeting of liaison counsel for Friday, October 6, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.


September 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 62

Ordering that the Master Answer deadline for each Defendant is Monday, October 16, 2017.


September 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 61

Dismissing Counts Two and Eight of Plaintiffs’ First Amended Master Long Form Complaint and granting individual plaintiffs fourteen (14) days to amend their Short Form Complaint to allege analogous state law claims that may be viable on an individual basis.


September 15, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 60A

Amending and superseding Pretrial Order No. 60 (Rec. Doc. 819) and ordering the collection of data of potential claimants by the Plaintiffs’ Settlement Committee.


September 7, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 60

Ordering the collection of data of potential claimants by the Plaintiffs’ Settlement Committee.


September 7, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 59

Ordering that the submission date on Defendants Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC and Sanofi US Services Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss Claims Barred by the Applicable Statutes of Limitations (Rec. Doc. 494) be continued until Wednesday, November 8, 2017.


August 18, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 58

Granting the request for oral argument in connection with Defendant’ Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ Master Long Form Complaint (Rec. Doc. 489) and setting oral argument for Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.


August 3, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 57

Setting the next meeting of liaison counsel for Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.


August 2, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 56

Establishing the procedure for issuance of Summons while the Clerk’s Office corrects Defendants’ names within the CM/ECF system.


July 25, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 55

Attaching Plaintiffs’ First Amended Master Long Form Complaint to be entered into the record, ordering the revised Plaintiff Fact Sheet be substituted in place of the current version (Rec. Doc. 236-1), and ordering the revised Exemplar Short Form Complaint be substituted in place of the current version (Rec. Doc. 318-1).


July 21, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 54

Setting forth the requirements for voluntary dismissals without prejudice that would result in dismissal of an entire action against all named Defendants.


July 20, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 53

Allowing Plaintiffs to amend their Master Long Form Complaint, Exemplar Short Form Complaint, and Plaintiff Fact Sheet in order to: (1) replace defendant Hospira Worldwide, Inc. with Hospira Worldwide, LLC f/k/a Hospira Worldwide, Inc.; (2) remove defendant Sun Pharma Global Inc.; (3) replace defendant Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. with Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. f/k/a Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd.; and (4) replace Allergan Finance LLC f/k/a Actavis Inc. with Actavis LLC f/k/a Actavis Inc.


July 18, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 52

Setting deadlines related to personal jurisdiction and potential discovery protocols, as discussed during the teleconference that took place on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


July 18, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 51

Setting various deadlines discussed during the July 7, 2017 status conference and scheduling the next status conference for Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom, with the meeting of liaison counsel at 8:30 a.m. and meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m. The Court has set up a conference line for the status conference. To participate, call (800) 260-0712 and enter access code 427302.


July 6, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 50

Granting Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel’s and Defendants’ Liaison Counsel’s Consent Motion to adopt the Protective Order and adopting the Protective Order as Pretrial Order No. 50.


July 6, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 49

Granting Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel’s and Defendants’ Liaison Counsel’s Consent Motion to adopt the Electronically Stored Information Protocol and adopting the Electronically Stored Information Protocol Order as Pretrial Order No. 49.


June 22, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 48

Resetting oral argument on “Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, City of St. Louis, State of Missouri” (Rec. Doc. 467), “Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Superior Courts of California” (Rec. Doc. 469), and “Delaware Plaintiffs’ Motion to Remand to the Superior Court of Delaware” (Rec. Doc. 473) for Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.


June 13, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 47

Setting oral argument on “Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, City of St. Louis, State of Missouri” (Rec. Doc. 467), “Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Superior Courts of California” (Rec. Doc. 469), and “Delaware Plaintiffs’ Motion to Remand to the Superior Court of Delaware” (Rec. Doc. 473) for Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


May 16, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 46

Scheduling the next meeting with liaison counsel for Friday, June 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., setting the deadline for the submission of a proposed order regarding a discovery schedule and bellwether trial dates as Friday, May 26, 2017, and setting the deadline for the submission of a proposed schedule for discovery specifically related to the issue of personal jurisdiction as Wednesday, May 17, 2017.


May 12, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 45

Setting the briefing schedule for omnibus motions to remand that applies only to cases transferred to this Court via Conditional Transfer Order in which a decision has not yet been rendered on remand, regardless of whether a motion to remand was previously filed in the transferor court.


April 25, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 44A

Granting the 505(b)(2) Defendants' Motion to Replace Settlement Counsel for Accord Healthcare Inc. and Sandoz Inc. (Rec. Doc. 2266) and amending Pretrial Order No. 44 to replace certain members of the 505(b)(2) Settlement Committee.


May 11, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 44

Appointing counsel to the 505(b)(2) Defendants’ Settlement Committee.


April 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 43

Setting the deadline for nominations of counsel to be appointed to the Settlement Committee on behalf of the 505(b)(2) Defendants as Friday, April 28, 2017, setting the parameters of the Science Day presentations taking place on May 3, 2017, setting the submission date for the Motions to Remand discussed at the meeting with liaison counsel as Wednesday, June 21, 2017, and setting the date of the next general status conference as Friday, July 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom, with the meeting of liaison counsel at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m. The Court has set up a conference line for the status conference. To participate, call (800) 260-0712 and enter access code 423344.


April 26, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 42

Ordering that a plaintiff’s filing of a Short Form Complaint does not trigger any responsive pleading deadline on the part of any Defendant at this time.


April 18, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 41

Granting Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel’s Motion to Amend Exhibit A to Pretrial Order No. 37 and amending Exhibit A to Pretrial Order No. 37 (Rec. Doc. 318-1).


June 1, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 40A

Amending and superseding Pretrial Order No. 40 (Rec. Doc. 328) and establishing the protocol for streamlined service of process on Hospira, Inc., Hospira Worldwide, LLC f/k/a Hospira Worldwide, Inc., and Pfizer Inc.


April 14, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 40

Establishing the protocol for streamlined service of process on Hospira Worldwide, LLC, formerly doing business as Hospira Worldwide, Inc., and Pfizer Inc.


August 2, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 39A

Amending and superseding Pretrial Order No. 39 (Rec. Doc. 327) and establishing the protocol for streamlined service on Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.


April 14, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 39

Establishing the protocol for streamlined service of process on Sun Pharma Global Inc.


April 14, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 38

Ordering that the Plaintiff Fact Sheet (Exhibit “A” to Pretrial Order No. 18, Rec. Doc. 236-1) and the Defendant Fact Sheet (Exhibit “B” to Pretrial Order No. 18, Rec. Doc. 236-2) be and are hereby updated and replaced with the corrected version of these documents.


February 14, 2018    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 37A

Amending and superseding Pretrial Order No. 37 (Rec. Doc. 318) and attaching the exemplar Short Form Complaint to be used by counsel when filing their complaints as provided by this Order and Pretrial Order No. 15 (Rec. Doc. 230). The PDF version of the exemplar Short Form Complaint is available under the “Forms” tab on this webpage.


April 6, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 37

Attaching the exemplar Short Form Complaint to be used by counsel when filing their complaints as provided by this Order and Pretrial Order No. 15 (Rec. Doc. 230). The PDF version of the exemplar Short Form Complaint is available under the “Forms” tab on this webpage.


April 6, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 36

Withdrawing the deadline to submit proposed orders regarding streamlined service of process as to Defendants Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and NorthStar Rx LLC


March 31, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 35

Scheduling a meeting between the Settlement Committees and the Court on Wednesday May 3, 2017, following the conclusion of the “Science Day” presentations scheduled for this date. Furthermore, the Court will hold a follow-up meeting with the Settlement Committees on Friday, May 12, 2017, following the conclusion of the general status conference scheduled for this date.


March 31, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 34

Extending the deadline to submit proposed orders establishing a protocol for streamlined service of process as to Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and NorthStar RX LLC to Monday, April 3, 2017.


March 31, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 33

Establishing the protocol for the streamlined service of process on McKesson Corporation.


August 2, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 32A

Amending and superseding Pretrial Order No. 32 (Rec. Doc. 307) and establishing the protocol for streamlined service on Actavis LLC f/k/a Actavis Inc. and Actavis Pharma, Inc.


March 31, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 32

Establishing the protocol for streamlined service of process for Actavis Pharma, Inc.


March 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 31

Granting Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel’s Motion to Amend Exhibit B (Rec. Doc. 262-2) to Pretrial Order No. 19 (Rec. Doc. 262) regarding task codes for common benefit work and ordering that Exhibit B to Pretrial Order No. 19 be and is hereby updated to include the amended list of Litigation Task Codes/Categories. 


March 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 30

Establishing the protocol for streamlined service of process for Sandoz Inc. 


March 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 29

Establishing the protocol for streamlined service of process for Accord Healthcare, Inc.


March 27, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 28

Scheduling the next meeting of liaison counsel and the Court for Friday, April 21, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in Judge Engelhardt’s chambers.


March 24, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 27

Setting various deadlines, scheduling “Science Day” with the Court for Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 8:30 a.m., and scheduling the next status conference with the Court for Friday, May 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom, with the meeting of liaison counsel at 8:30 a.m. and meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m. The Court has set up a conference line for the status conference. To participate, call (800) 260-0712 and enter access code 421090. 


June 28, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 26A

Modifying Pretrial Order No. 26 (Rec. Doc. 289) to permit Julie A. Callsen to be substituted in place and stead of Chad A. Sullivan to serve as the defense counsel to attend such meetings on behalf of Accord Healthcare, Inc.


March 17, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 26

Designating defense counsel to attend the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee Meetings that take place prior to each general status conference. 


March 16, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 25

Accepting the nomination of John F. Olinde to serve as Defense Liaison Counsel on behalf of the 505(b)(2) Defendants


March 13, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 24

Ordering submission and service of Plaintiff and Defendant Fact Sheets through the online MDL Centrality System and amending the procedure set forth in Pretrial Order No. 1 for transmittal of Orders and Notices by Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel. 


March 10, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 23

Ordering that the Plaintiff Fact Sheet (Exhibit “A” to Pretrial Order No. 18, Rec. Doc 236-1) be and is hereby updated to include the approved authorizations, as ordered by Pretrial No. 18 (Rec. Doc. 236).


April 14, 2017    PDF icon Amended Pretrial Order No. 22

Superseding and amending Pretrial Order No. 22 (Rec. Doc. 279), which governs the form and schedule for service of Plaintiff Fact Sheets and Defendant Fact Sheets.


July 24, 2018    PDF icon Pre-Trial Order 22A

The Court modified Pre-Trial Order 22 regarding the procedure for show cause orders. PTO 22A governs the Defendants’ requests for dismissal of complaints that allegedly fail to submit a complete and verified Plaintiff Fact Sheet. 


March 10, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 22

Governing the form and schedule for service of Plaintiff Fact Sheets and Defendant Fact Sheets.


March 7, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 21

Ordering liaison counsel to confer regarding dates for “Science Day” with the Court, a proposed briefing schedule for jurisdictional motions, and the streamlined service of non-Sanofi Defendants. Furthermore, Defendants are ordered to submit a proposed order regarding the appointment of Defendants’ Liaison Counsel for the 505(b)(2) Defendants by Friday, March 10, 2017 and to submit a proposed order designating counsel who will attend each of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee meetings by Wednesday, March 15, 2017


February 24, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 20

Appointing Kenneth W. DeJean as Special Master, for the purposes set forth in Section VII of the Common Benefit Order (Pretrial Order No. 19, Rec. Doc. 262). 


February 23, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 19

Adopting the proposed Common Benefit Order submitted to the Court by liaison counsel and the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. 


February 14, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 18

Attaching the operable Plaintiff Fact Sheet as “Exhibit A” and the operable Defendant Fact Sheet as “Exhibit B,” setting the deadline for the submission of authorizations to be attached to the Plaintiff Fact Sheet, and setting the deadline for the submission of a proposed order concerning the guidelines and rules for implementation for the fact sheets as Friday, March 3, 2017. The PDF fillable version of the Plaintiff Fact Sheet, the PDF version of the authorizations, as well as the PDF version of the Defendant Fact Sheet are available under the “Forms” tab on this webpage.


February 13, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 17

Ordering that any response in opposition to the appointment of Kenneth W. DeJean as Special Master, for the purposes set forth in Section VII of the proposed Common Benefit Order (Rec. Doc. 234-1), shall be filed on or before Tuesday, February 21, 2017.


February 13, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 16

Ordering that any response in opposition to this Court’s entry of the proposed Common Benefit Order shall be filed on or before Tuesday, February 21, 2017.


February 10, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 15

Setting the deadlines for filing the Master and Short Form Complaints, Motions to Dismiss, and Master Answer.


February 3, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 14

Ordering that liaison counsel submit a final draft of a joint proposed order containing deadlines for a master and short form complaint, master answer, and motions to dismiss, setting the next status conference on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., with meeting of liaison counsel at 8:30 a.m. and meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m., and ordering that the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee has until Wednesday, March 1, 2017, to verify the information contained within Apotex Inc.’s affidavit that was presented at the January 27, 2017 status conference.


January 31, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 13

Appointing Brian S. Rudick to the Defendant Settlement Committee to replace Anand Agneshwar.


January 19, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 12

Setting the deadline for service of process on all non-Sanofi as Wednesday, February 15, 2017, and instructing liaison counsel to submit proposed deadlines for pleadings at the next meeting of liaison counsel on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8:45 a.m.


January 11, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 11

Extending the deadline to submit proposed Plaintiff Facts Sheets and Defendant Fact Sheets from Friday, January 13, 2017 until Friday, January 20, 2017.


January 11, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 10

Attaching Judge Engelhardt’s letter to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation requesting clarification regarding the scope of MDL No. 2740 and attaching the Panel’s response thereto.


January 3, 2017    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 9

Establishing the protocol for streamlined service of process for Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC.


December 30, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 8

Appointing Dawn M. Barrios as Plaintiffs’ Federal-State Liaison Counsel and establishing procedures to foster coordination and cooperation between this Court and any court and litigant outside MDL 2740.


December 28, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 7

Ordering all counsel to submit counsel contact information by way of the “Counsel Contact Information form” attached to the Order.


December 13, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 6

Appointing counsel to the Plaintiffs’ Settlement Committee and Defendants’ Settlement Committee.


December 13, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 5

Superseding Pretrial Order No. 4 with regards to establishing the protocol for any plaintiff, whose case would be subject to transfer to MDL No. 2740, to directly file her action in MDL No. 2740 in the Eastern District of Louisiana.


December 9, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 4

Establishing the protocol for any plaintiff, whose case would be subject to transfer to MDL No. 2740, to directly file her action in MDL No. 2740 in the Eastern District of Louisiana.


November 30, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 3

Establishing the guidelines for the filing of requests for summons and summons returns.


November 17, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 2

Appointing counsel as Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel, Defendants’ Liaison Counsel, and to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for a term beginning immediately until January 1, 2018.


October 13, 2016    PDF icon Pretrial Order No. 1

Scheduling an initial conference for Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., setting deadlines related thereto, and establishing rules and procedures to govern the litigation.


September 27, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court held a show cause hearing.


September 27, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry, PDF icon Joint Report No. 12

The Court held a general status conference. Discussed were those items set forth in Joint Report No. 11.


September 27, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court held a status conference with liaison counsel and lead counsel.


August 16, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry, PDF icon Joint Report No. 11

The Court held a general status conference. Discussed were those items set forth in Joint Report No. 11.


August 16, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

The Court held a status conference with liaison counsel, lead counsel, and members of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. 


August 7, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

Magistrate Judge North held a status conference on this date.


July 18, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

Magistrate Judge North heard argument on a Motion for Protective Order. Judge North’s rulings are reflected in the minute entry. The next discovery/status conference with Judge North will be held on August 7, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. 


July 18, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

Judge Milazzo heard argument on a Motion for Sanctions Pursuant to FRCP 37. The motion was taken under submission by the Court.


July 18, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

Judge Milazzo held a general status conference. 


July 18, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

Judge Milazzo held a status conference with liaison counsel, lead counsel, and members of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.


July 18, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

Judge Milazzo held a status conference with liaison counsel and lead counsel. The parties updated the Court on the status of the case. 


June 28, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

Magistrate Judge North held a status conference on this date.


June 13, 2018    PDF icon Minute Entry

Setting deadlines for submitting proposals to revise Case Management Order 12 and the show cause order process.


June 6, 2018    PDF icon Science Day Protocol

Setting Science Day on June 27, 2018 and establishing a protocol thereto.


May 15, 2018    PDF icon MDL Order Reassigning Litigation

The Panel has been notified of the need to reassign the above litigation to another judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that, with the consent of that court, this litigation is reassigned to the Honorable Jane Triche Milazzo for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407.


May 15, 2018    PDF icon Order and Reasons

Ruling on the issue of severance of multi-plaintiff cases in relation to Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Superior Courts of California (Rec. Doc. 469) and remanding two multi-plaintiff cases, Ernyes-Kofler, et al. v. Sanofi S.A. et al., Case No. 2:17-cv-03867, and McCallister, et al. v. Sanofi S.A. et al., Case No. 2:17-cv-02356, to the Superior Courts of California.


May 9, 2018    PDF icon Discovery Order

Ruling on issues relevant to the “Taxotears” Google Group.


April 20, 2018    PDF icon Order on Responses to Order to Show Cause No. 2

Ruling on the responses to this Court’s November 15, 2017 Order to Show Cause No. 2 (Rec. Doc. 1103).


April 4, 2018    PDF icon Order to Show Cause No. 4

Requiring Plaintiffs who are listed on the attached exhibits to show cause in writing on or before Monday, April 23, 2018, as to why their case should not be dismissed with prejudice for failure to comply with Amended Pretrial Order No. 22 (Rec. Doc. 325).


March 20, 2018    PDF icon Order and Reasons

Ruling on issues relevant to the parties’ dispute concerning ten (10) documents over which Sanofi claimed privilege.


March 1, 2018    PDF icon Order to Show Cause No. 3

Requiring Plaintiffs who are listed on the attached exhibits to show cause in writing on or before Monday, March 5, 2018, as to why their case should not be dismissed with prejudice for failure to comply with Amended Pretrial Order No. 22 (Rec. Doc. 325).


January 23, 2018    PDF icon Order

Stating that if Plaintiffs have substantially complied with the obligations identified in Paragraph 1 of Case Management Order No. 12 (Rec. Doc. 1506) prior to the entry of Case Management Order No. 12, they shall notify Defendants in accordance with Paragraph 3 of Case Management Order No. 12 by Wednesday, January 31, 2018.


December 12, 2017    PDF icon Order

Ruling on the responses to this Court’s November 2, 2017 Order to Show Cause (Rec. Doc. 1065).


December 8, 2017    PDF icon Order of Severance

Granting the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee’s Ex Parte Motion for Order of Severance pursuant to Pretrial Order No. 65 (Rec. Doc. 1120) and severing the multi-plaintiff cases contained within the Order.


December 5, 2017    PDF icon Order

Scheduling a status conference with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North for December 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


November 27, 2017    PDF icon Order and Reasons

Granting Defendants’ Motion to Issue Written Discovery (Rec. Doc. 904).


November 22, 2017    PDF icon Order and Reasons

Denying without prejudice Defendants’ Motion for Case Substitution Protocol (Rec. Doc. 888).


November 15, 2017    PDF icon Order to Show Cause No. 2

Requiring Plaintiffs who are listed on the attached exhibits to show cause in writing on or before Friday, December 15, 2017, as to why their case should not be dismissed with prejudice for failure to comply with Amended Pretrial Order No. 22 (Rec. Doc. 325).


November 15, 2017    PDF icon Order

Granting a Joint Motion to Withdraw Certain Motions and Response (Rec. Doc. 1074) as stipulated by the parties.


November 15, 2017    PDF icon Order

Granting a Joint Motion to Withdraw (Rec. Doc. 913) documents related to Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, City of St. Louis, State of Missouri (Rec. Doc. 467).


October 27, 2017    PDF icon Order and Reasons

Denying without prejudice Defendants Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC and Sanofi US Services Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss Claims Barred by the Applicable Statute of Limitations (Rec. Doc. 494).


October 24, 2017    PDF icon Order

Rescheduling oral argument on Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC and Sanofi US Services, Inc.’s Motion to Compel Production of Electronically Stored Information (Rec. Doc. 918) for October 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


October 20, 2017    PDF icon Order

Setting oral argument on Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC and Sanofi US Services, Inc.’s Motion to Compel Production of Electronically Stored Information (Rec. Doc. 918) for November 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. before Magistrate Judge Michael B. North.


October 2, 2017    PDF icon Order to Show Cause

Requiring Plaintiffs who are listed on the attached exhibits to show cause in writing on or before Friday, November 3, 2017, as to why their case should not be dismissed with prejudice for failure to comply with Amended Pretrial Order No. 22 (Rec. Doc. 325).


August 30, 2017    PDF icon Minute Entry

Ruling on Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ Master Long Form Complaint (Rec. Doc. 489) as on Plaintiffs’ Omnibus Motion to Remand Certain Cases to the Superior Courts of California (Rec. Doc. 469) and Delaware Plaintiffs’ Motion to Remand to the Superior Court of Delaware (Rec. Doc. 473)


July 17, 2017    PDF icon Order and Reasons

Denying Plaintiffs’ Motion to Certify Class (Reference: 16-17731) for essentially the reasons stated in Defendant sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC’s memorandum in opposition.


June 28, 2017    PDF icon Order

Granting Plaintiffs’ Consent Motion to Re-set Submission Date of Defendant Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC’s Motion for Disclosure of Non-Party Interested Entities or Persons (Rec. Doc. 559) and resetting the submission date for Wednesday, August 2, 2017.


June 23, 2017    PDF icon Order

Scheduling status conferences with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North for Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


May 2, 2017    PDF icon Order

Granting Defendants’ Motion to Reset Submission Date on Plaintiffs’ Motion to Certify Class (Reference: 16-17731) and resetting the submission date to June 21, 2017.


February 16, 2017    PDF icon Order

Granting Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion and Memorandum in Support of Motion to Certify Class (Reference: 16-17731) and extending the deadline for Plaintiffs to file their motion until Tuesday, April 25, 2017.


January 30, 2017    PDF icon Order

Scheduling a status conference relating to Electronically Stored Information (ESI) with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.


January 11, 2017    PDF icon Order

Rescheduling the January 23, 2017 status conference with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North on January 25, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.


January 9, 2017    PDF icon Order

Extending the deadline for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee to submit a “Proposed Common Benefit Order” from Friday, January 6, 2017 until Friday, January 13, 2017.


January 4, 2017    PDF icon Order

Scheduling a status conference relating to Electronically Stored Information (ESI) with Magistrate Judge Michael B. North on January 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.


December 28, 2016    PDF icon Order

Appointing an Executive Committee within the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.


December 21, 2016    PDF icon Order

Setting various deadlines as discussed in the December 19, 2016 meeting with liaison counsel.


November 16, 2016    PDF icon Order

Scheduling a status conference for Friday, January 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., with meeting of liaison counsel at 8:45 a.m. and meeting of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at 9:00 a.m., and setting the deadline to apply for Special Counsel for Settlement Negotiations as Monday, December 5, 2016.


July 24, 2018    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 12A

The Court modified Case Management Order 12 to clarify the parties’ obligations and the procedures governing the discovery of Product ID Information and subsequent dismissal of defendants whose product was not used. CMO 12A supersedes CMO 12.


June 14, 2018    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 14

Setting trial and pre-trial scheduling dates and superseding Case Management Order Nos. 3, 4, 6, 8, 8A, 8B, 10, and 11.


May 3, 2018    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 8B

Granting the Unopposed Motion of Sandoz Inc. to Substitute Trial Plaintiff in the Trial Scheduling Order for MDL Trial No. 2 (Rec. Doc. 2330) and amending Case Management Order No. 8A (Rec. Doc. 1099).


March 9, 2018    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 13

Selecting four plaintiffs to proceed to the second phase of discovery for the first bellwether trial.


January 12, 2018    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 12

Governing the procedures that Plaintiff’s counsel must follow with regard to product identification.


December 27, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 11

Extending certain deadline established in Case Management Order No. 3 (Rec. Doc. 669).


December 6, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 10

Governing the initial phase of case-specific discovery for cases identified in Case Management Order No. 8A (“CMO No. 8A”) (Rec. Doc. 1099).


November 15, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 9

Establishing the protocol for depositions conducted of both fact and expert witnesses in cases presently pending and hereafter included in the MDL as described more fully within the Order.


November 14, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 8A

Amending and superseding Case Management Order No. 8 (Rec. Doc. 935) and establishing the procedures and deadlines applicable to the second bellwether trial, which is set for Monday, January 28, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.


October 11, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 8

Establishing the procedures and deadlines applicable to the second bellwether trial, which is set for Monday, January 28, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.


October 10, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 7

Establishing the general discovery protocol for the 505(b)(2) Defendants.


August 29, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 6

Setting four bellwether trial dates in 2019.


August 23, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 5

Setting forth the protocol for general discovery as to the Sanofi Defendants.


July 21, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 4

Establishing the protocol to govern the initial phase of case-specific discovery for cases identified in Case Management Order No. 3 (Rec. Doc. 669).


July 21, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 3

Establishing the procedures and deadlines applicable to the first bellwether trial as well as identifying the pool of plaintiffs for such trial, which is set for Monday, September 24, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.


May 23, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 2

Setting deadlines for foreign merits discovery relevant to the French Sanofi entities.


May 18, 2017    PDF icon Case Management Order No. 1

Setting deadlines for personal jurisdiction discovery relevant to Sanofi’s and Aventis Pharma S.A.’s Motion to Dismiss (Rec. Doc. 346).


November 15, 2018   

General status conference at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Milazzo’s courtroom (C224), preceded by a meeting with liaison and lead counsel at 8:30 a.m. To participate in the status conference, call (800) 260-0702 and enter access code 455209.