MDL - 2740 Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation

The Honorable Kurt D. Engelhardt
500 Poydras Street, Room C-367
New Orleans, LA 70130
 
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.


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 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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


  

January 27, 2017

General status conference at 10:00 a.m. in Judge Engelhardt’s courtroom, with meeting of liaison counsel at 8:45 a.m. and meeting of the PSC at 9:00 a.m.