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MDL 1909

 
 

Gadolinium Contrast Dyes Products Liability Litigation

 

 

Master Docket Number: 1:08-gd-50000
Presiding Judge: Dan Aaron Polster
Courtroom Deputy Robert Pitts 216-357-7192
Law Clerk Mary Hughes 216-357-7193
Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel Peter J. Brodhead
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber
1900 East Ninth Street, Suite 2400
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: 216-696-3232
Fax: 216-696-3924
Pbrodhead@spanglaw.com
Defendants' Liaison Counsel Charna Sherman
Charna Law
5310 Key Tower
127 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: 216-453-0808
Fax: 216-453-0809
charna.sherman@charnalaw.com
Description Plaintiffs allege that they suffered substantial injuries caused by the use, in magnetic resonance imaging procedures performed on them, of gadolinium-based contrast agents that were manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Defendants
   
 

 

 

 

Orders Pertaining to MDL 1909

 

Case Management Conference Order No. 1 Preservation of Tissue and Related Physical Evidence 3/18/2008
Case Management Conference Order No. 2 Establishing Plaintiffs' Steering Committee 3/24/2008
Case Management Conference Order No. 3 General Procedures and Appointment of Counsel 3/25/2008
Pretrial Order No. 1 Direct Filing of Actions in the Northern District of Ohio 4/1/2008
Case Management No. 4 Deadline to Answer, Move, or Otherwise Plead 5/5/2008
Case Management Conference Order No. 6 - Protective Order Case Management Conference Order No. 6 - Protective Order 6/4/2008
Case Management Order No. 5 Product Identificateion, Plaintiff Fact Sheets and Defense Fact Sheets 6/16/2008
Case Management Order No. 7 Regarding format of production by defendants 7/2/2008
Case Management Order No. 8 Schedule for core discovery and case selection 9/24/2008
Case Management Order No. 9 Case Management Order No. 9 11/26/2008
Case Management Order No. 10 Schedule for Core Discovery and Case Selection 12/2/2008
Pretrial Order No. 2 Establishing Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents Fee and Expense Fund to compensate and reimburse attorneys for services performed and expenses incurred for MDL Administration and the Common Benefit 2/20/2009
Exhibit A Participation Agreement 2/20/2009
Pretrial Order No. 3 Appointment of Certified Public Accountant to act as escrow agent for the Common Benefit Fee and Expense Funds 2/20/2009
Amended Minute Order 3-6-09 Large Group Conference Minutes 3/17/2009
Minute Order 4-07-09 Small Group Conference 4/7/2009
Case Management Order No. 11 Docket Management Protocol for non-eligible trial pool cases, including protocol for product identification depositions and limited discovery on alleged NSF diagnosis and injury. 4/30/2009
Case Management Order No. 12 Bellwether Trial Selection Protocol 5/12/2009
Case Management Order No. 13 Regarding Expert Discovery 5/15/2009
Case Management Order No. 14 Amended Dates for Expert Discovery Relating to the Bayer Defendants 6/15/2009
Case Management Order No. 15 Amended Dates for Expert Discovery Relating to the Mallinckrodt Defendants 5/12/2009
Minute Order 7-29-09 Small Group Conference 8/3/2009
Minute Order 8-17-09 Hearing on Bellwether Trial Picks 8/21/2009
Case Management Order No. 16 Protocol for handling of tissue and related physical evidence 9/10/2009
Amended Case Management Order No. 12 Bellwether Trial Selection Protocol 9/10/2009
Second Amended Case Management Order No. 12 Bellwether Trial Selection Protocol 9/17/2009
Order Dismissing McKesson Agreed Order Re: Distributor Defendant McKesson Corporation 11/5/2009
Case Management Order No. 18 Second Bellwether Trial Schedule 11/17/2009
Case Management Order No. 17 Subsequent Designations of Generic Experts in Non-Bellwether Cases. 11/19/2009
Case Management Order No. 19 Qualifications of Documents generated by a party as authentic or business records in Bellwether Trials. 3/10/2010
Case Management Order No. 22 Third Bellwether Trial Schedule (Knase) 6/22/2010
Stipulation and Case Management Order No. 23 Use of Exhibits in alternative format in depositions, trials or filings with the Court. 8/19/2010
Amended Case Management Order No. 22 Third Bellwether Trial Schedule (Knase) 10/29/2010
Case Management Order No. 24 Fourth Bellwether Trial Schedule (Marino) 4/25/2011
Case Management Order No. 25 Defendants’ time period to answer or otherwise plead in response to
any complaint or amended complaint is extended until 30 days.
428/2011
Scheduling Order  The Court schedules a Large Group Conference to be held in Courtroom 18B on 3/1/2012 at 01:30 PM. In preparation for the Conference, the Court directs Defendants and the Plaintiffs Steering Committee to jointly file, no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, February 9, 2012, a chart identifying the name and number of every case that has not been settled or dismissed. The Court directs counsel to file, no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, February 23, 2012, either a joint proposed protocol or separate proposed protocols for resolving or remanding the remaining cases. 1/26/2012
Minutes Scheduling Order  Minutes of 3/1/12 Conference and Scheduling Order 3/8/2012
Order Extending Discovery Deadline for Amended Protocol for addressing the remaining cases against GEHC Defendants. Court orders the extension of the deadline to complete the limited case-specific discovery outlined in the August 17, 2012 Protocol up to and including the close of business on Friday, January 4, 2013. 10/30/2012
Case Management Order No. 27  Order Establishing Fee Committee and Procedure for Distribution of Funds 1/8/2013