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MDL 2804

National Prescription Opiate Litigation

 

 

Master Docket Number: 1:17-MD-2804
Presiding Judge: Dan Aaron Polster
MDL Case Administrator: Robert T. Pitts
216-357-7084
Law Clerk: Mary Jordan Hughes
216-357-7193
Description Plaintiffs allege that the manufacturers of prescription opioids grossly misrepresented the risks of long-term use of those drugs for persons with chronic pain, and distributors failed to properly monitor suspicious orders of those prescription drugs--all of which contributed to the current opioid epidemic.
Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel: Peter H. Weinberger
Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber
Ste. 1700
1001 Lakeside Avenue, E
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-696-3232
Fax: 216-696-3924
Email: pweinberger@spanglaw.com

Steven J. Skikos
Skikos Crawford Skikos Joseph & Millican - San Francisco
Ste. 2830
1 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-546-7300
Fax: 415-546-7301
Email: sskikos@skikoscrawford.com

Troy A. Rafferty
Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor
Ste. 600
316 South Baylen Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-435-7163
Fax: 850-436-6163
Email: trafferty@levinlaw.com

   
Manufacturer-Defendants' Liaison Counsel: Mark S. Cheffo
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan - New York
22nd Floor
51 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-849-7000
Fax: 212-849-7100
Email: markcheffo@quinnemanuel.com

Carole S. Rendon
Baker & Hostetler - Cleveland
2000 Key Tower
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-861-7420
Fax: 216-696-0740
Email: crendon@bakerlaw.com

Distributor Defendants' Liaison Counsel:

Enu Mainigi
Williams & Connolly
725 Twelfth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-434-5000
Fax: 202-434-5029
Email: emainigi@wc.com

Shannon E. McClure
Reed Smith - Philadelphia
Ste. 3100
Three Logan Square
1717 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-851-8100
Email: smcclure@reedsmith.com

Geoffrey E. Hobart
Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-4956
Phone: 202-662-5281
Email: ghobart@cov.com

Physician-Defendants' Liaison Counsel: Tyler G. Tarney
Gordon & Rees - Columbus
Ste. 2495
41 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-340-5558
Fax: 614-360-2130
Email: ttarney@grsm.com

Chain Pharmacy Defendants' Liaison Counsel:

 

Kaspar Stoffelmayr

Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott

54 West Hubbard Street

Ste. 300

Chicago, IL  60654

Phone:  312-494-4434

Email:  Kaspar.stoffelmayr@bartlit-beck.com

Special Masters: David R. Cohen
24400 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 300
Cleveland, OH 44122
Phone: 216-831-0001
Fax: 866-357-3535
david@specialmaster.law

Francis McGovern
401 W. Alabama
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 202-744-6750
McGovern@law.duke.edu

Cathy Yanni
JAMS
2 Embarcadero Center
Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-774-2635
cathy@cathyyanni.com

 

Orders Pertaining to MDL 2804

 

17md2804 Transfer Order Initial Transfer Order from Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation 12/12/2017
Appointment Order Order appointing as Special Masters David R. Cohen, Francis McGovern and Cathy Yanni 1/11/2018
Minute Order Order of Initial Pretrial Conference held on 1/9/18 1/11/2018
Order Order clarifying 1/11/18 Minute Order re who may attend the January 31, 2018 conference 1/24/2018
Order Order clarifying 1/11/18 Minute Order re State AG attendance at the 1/31/18 Conference 1/24/2018
Minutes Minutes of 1/31/18 Settlement Conference and Scheduling Order 2/2/2018
Order Order Re: ARCOS/DADS Database 2/2/2018
Order Order Re: Confidentiality of Settlement Discussions 2/6/2018
Doc #118 Order Re: Settlement Negotiating Teams 2/6/2018
Doc #123 Order Extending Deadline for Achieving Service to 5/18/18 2/12/2018
Doc #124 Amended Order Re: Settlement Negotiating Teams 2/12/2018
Doc #125 Order Re: Cost of Special Masters 2/12/2018
Doc #130 Order Re:  Remands 2/16/2018
Doc #140 Order Re: Reallocation of the Special Masters' Costs 2/23/2018
Doc #155 Minutes of 2/26/18 Hearing and Order 2/23/2018
Doc #167 Protective Order Re: DEA's ARCOS/DADS Database 3/6/2018
Doc #170 Minutes of 3/6/18 Conference and Order 3/7/2018
Doc #187 Order Re:  Settlement Negotiating Teams 3/21/2018
Doc #204 Order Re:  Settlement Discussions 3/27/2018
Doc #228 Order Re:  Settlement Negotiating Teams 4/6/2018
Doc #232 Case Management Order No. 1 4/11/2018
Doc #233 Order Re:  ARCOS Data Production 4/11/2018
Doc #251 Scheduling Order 4/24/2018
Doc #358 Order Re:  Plaintiff Attorneys' Fees and Expenses 5/1/2018
Doc #371 Order Clarifying Provision Contained in Case Managment Order No. 1 5/3/2018
Doc #397 Second Order Re:  ARCOS Data Production 5/8/2018
Doc #441 Case Management Order No. 2 Re:  Protective Order 5/15/2018
Doc #443 Case Management Order No. 3 Re:  Document and Electronically Stored Information Protocol 5/15/2018
Doc #447 Order Re:  Returned, Executed Waivers of Service 5/15/2018
Doc #462 Order Re:  Defendants' Selection of Third-Party Payor Case for Briefing 5/17/2018
Doc #469 Order Re:  Notices of Appearances 5/18/2018
Doc #485 Case Management Order No. 4 5/22/2018
Doc #459 Order Re:  Workload Ressignment 6/4/2018
Doc #581 Notice Disclosing Assistants 6/8/2018
Doc #616 Order Re:  Designating Attorneys Addressing Coordination of State/Federal Discovery 6/13/2018
Doc #638 Fact Sheet Implementation Order 6/19/2018
Doc #642 Order Clarifying Fact Sheet Implementation Order 6/20/2018
Doc #643 Order Establishing Deposition Protocol 6/20/2018