A federal judge has issued a scheduling order for the first bellweather NuvaRing lawsuit trials in the federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), which involve claims filed by women who allege that side effects of the birth control ring caused them to suffer serious and potentially life-threatening blood clots.
All fact discovery for NuvaRing cases assigned to the “Phase I Trial Pool” must be completed by December 17, 2010. The judge overseeing the MDL also set a deadline of January 3, 2011, for all parties to propose expert discovery schedules in the lawsuits, suggesting that the first NuvaRing trial is unlikely to reach a jury before late 2011 or early 2012.
In a prior case management order, Judge Sippel asked attorneys for plaintiffs and defendants to each select 16 NuvaRing lawsuits to go into a pool of potential bellwether cases for the first phase of the litigation.
These “Phase I” cases will undergo additional case-specific discovery so that they can be prepared for early trials, which will help the parties determine the strengths and weaknesses of the claims and potentially lead to a NuvaRing settlement or other resolution for the litigation.
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