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MDL 2804

National Prescription Opiate Litigation

MDL 2804 Opiate Litigation - Order Re: Public and Media Logistics

All media inquiries regarding this case must be directed to the following email box: media@ohnd.uscourts.gov or to the Clerk of Court's media contacts for this case:

Vicky Mizell, Chief Deputy Clerk
Carl B. Stokes U.S. Court House
801 West Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Telephone: (216) 357-7081
 

 

Master Docket Number: 1:17-MD-2804
Presiding Judge: Dan Aaron Polster
MDL Administrator: Robert T. Pitts
216-357-7084
Law Clerks:

Molly Rucki
216-357-7197

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
Dechert, LLP
Three Bryant Park
1095 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10036-6797
Phone: 212-698-3814
Fax: 212-698-3599
Email: mark.cheffo@dechert.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

 

Doc #1 Initial Transfer Order from Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation 12/12/2017
Doc #69 Order appointing as Special Masters David R. Cohen, Francis McGovern and Cathy Yanni 1/11/2018
Doc #70 Minute Order of Initial Pretrial Conference held on 1/9/18 1/11/2018
Doc #89 Order Clarifying 1/11/18 Minute Order Re:   Who May Attend the 1/31/18 Conference 1/24/2018
Doc #94 Order Clarifying 1/11/18 Minute Order Re:  State AG Attendance at the 1/31/18 Conference 1/24/2018
Doc #111 Minutes of 1/31/18 Settlement Conference and Scheduling Order 2/2/2018
Doc #112 Order Re: ARCOS/DADS Database 2/2/2018
Doc #116 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
Doc#666 Case Management Order No. 5 6/26/2018
Doc #668 Third Order Re:  ARCOS Data 6/26/2018
Doc #676 Order Re:  Referral to Magistrate Judge Ruiz 6/28/2018
Doc #699 Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion to Permit Sharing of Alabama's Amended Complaint 7/3/2018
Doc #739 Order Re:  Motion for Modification of CMO-1:  Relation Back and Tolling 7/13/2018
Doc #770 Case Management Order No. 6 7/23/2018
Doc #800 Opinion and Order Sustaining Objections to Disclosure of ARCOS Data to the Media  7/26/2018
Doc #876 Case Management Order No. 7:  Setting New Deadlines for Track One Cases 8/13/2018
Doc #883 Order Re:  Amicus Briefs 8/16/2018
Doc #1029 Order re: Protocol for State and Federal Court Coordination 10/9/2018
Doc #1106 Order Modifying 7/13/18 Order Re:  PEC ARCOS Reports 11/8/2018
Doc #1203 Opinion and Order Adopting Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation and Denying Defendants' Motions to Dismiss (County of Summit v. Purdue Pharma, 18op45090) 12/19/2018
Doc #1282 Opinion and Order Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Approval of a Short Form Complaint and Incorporation of Sealed Materials by Reference 1/19/2019
Doc #1306 Case Management Order No. 8:  Setting New Deadlines for Track One Cases 1/29/2019
Doc. #1598 Civil Jury Trial Order 5/1/2019
Doc. #1680 Opinion and Order Adopting Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation and Denying Defendants' Motions to Dismiss (Muscogee (Creek) Nation v. Purdue Pharma L.P., 1:18op45459; Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation v. AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, 1:18op45749) 6/13/2019
Doc #1848 Order Denying Plaintiffs Motion for Leave to Fiile Joint Motion for Preliminary Injunction Relief 7/15/2019
Doc #2140 Notice and Order Re: Electronic Recording Devices as it Relates to All Cases 8/6/2019
Doc #2140-1 Media Guidelines 8/6/2019
Doc #2559 Order Denying Non-RICO Small Distributors' Motion for Summary Judgment 9/3/2019
Doc #2561 Opinion and Order Regaring Defendants' Motions for Summary Judgment on Causation 9/3/2019
Doc #2562 Order Regarding Defendants' Motions for Summary Judgment Civil Conspiracy Claims 9/3/2019
Doc #2563 Opinion and Order Denying Mallinckrodt's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment 9/3/2019
Doc #2564 Opinion and Order Denying Teva and Actavis Generic Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment 9/3/2019
Doc #2565 Opinion and Order Denying Defendants' Motions for Summary Judgment Regarding Preemption 9/3/2019
Doc #2567 Opinion and Order Denying Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Johnson and Johnson's Motion for Summary Judgment 9/3/2019
Doc #2568 Opinion and Order Denying Defendants' Motions for Summary Judgment Based on Statutes of Limitations 9/4/2019
Doc #2569 Order Denying Walgreens Motion for Summary Judgment 9/4/2019
Doc #2572 Opinion and Order Denying Cuyahoga and Summit Counties' Motion for Partial Summary Adjudication of their Equitable Claims for Abatement of an Absolute Public Nuisance 9/4/2019
Doc #2578 Opinion and Order Denying Manufacturer Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment on Plaintiffs' Public Nuisance Claims 9/6/2019
Doc #2580 Opinion and Order Regaridng Defendants' Summary Judgment Motions on RICO and OCPA 9/10/2019
Doc #2590 Memorandum Opinion Certifying Negotiation Class 9/11/2019
Doc #2591 Order Certifying Negotiation Class and Approving Notice 9/11/2019
Doc #2629 Opinion and Order Regarding Adjudication of Plaintiffs' Public Nuisance Claims 9/24/2019
Doc #2676 Opinion and Order Denying Defendants' Motion to Disqualify Judge 9/26/2019
Doc #2684 Opinion and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' Motion for Access to Jury Selection Records and Information 9/27/2019
Doc #2702 Order Denying Defendants' Motion to Stay District Court Proceedings Until Final Resolution of the Mandamus Petitions Currently Pending Before the Court of Appeals 10/2/2019
Doc #2733 Order Regarding Trial Transcripts 10/7/2019
Doc #2755 Order Clarifying Order Re: Public and Media Logistics 10/9/2019
Doc #2940 Track One-B Case Management Order 11/19/2019
Doc #2941 Suggestions of Remand 11/19/2019
Doc #2950 Order Regarding Track Two Cases 11/21/2019
Doc #3052 Evidentiary Order 12/26/2019
Doc #3098 Opinion and Order Denying Discount Drug Mart, Inc's Motion for Summary Judgment 1/27/2020
Doc #3099 Opinion and Order Denying CVS's Motion for Summary Judgment 1/27/2020
Doc #3100 Opinion and Order Denying Rite Aid's Motion for Summary Judgment 1/27/2020
Doc #3101 Opinion and Order Denying HBC Service Company's Motion for Summary Judgment 1/27/2020
Doc #3102 Opinion and Order Denying Walmart's Motion for Summary Judgment 1/27/2020
Doc #3116 Track One-B Case Management Order No. 2 1/31/2020
Doc #3177 Opinion and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' Motions to Dismiss (Cleveland Bakers and Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund et al. v. Purdue Pharma et al., 18op45432) 2/21/2020
Doc #3178 Order Rregarding Document Production to MDL Repository 2/21/2020
Doc #3234 Track One-B Civil Jury Trial Order (revised 5/29/2020, see Doc #3308) 3/19/2020
Doc #3253 Opinion and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' Motions to Dismiss (West Boca Med. Ctr., Inc. v. AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp., 18op45530) 4/3/2020
Doc #3261 Order Regarding Track One-B and Track Three 4/16/2020
Doc #3274 Opinion and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' Motions to Dismiss (Broward County, Florida v. Purdue Pharma, et al., 18op45332) 4/27/2020
Doc #3282 Order Regarding Track Three 4/30/2020
Doc #3285 Opinion and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' Motions to Dismiss (County of Monroe, Michigan v. Purdue Pharma, et al., 18op45158) 4/30/2020
Doc #3308 Revised Track One-B Trial Order 5/29/2020
Doc #3314 Order Granting Track Three Planitiffs' Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaints 6/2/2020
Doc #3315 Order Granting Track Three Plaintiffs' Motion to Bifurcate Bellwether Claims, Join Bellwether Cases for Trial, and to Stay Remaining Claims 6/2/2020
Doc #3319 Report and Recommendation of Professor Rubenstein Addressing Motion for Common Benenfit Fund 6/3/2020
Doc #3320 Order Regarding Report and Recommendation fo Professor Rubenstein 6/3/2020
Doc #3329 Track Three Case Management Order - Nunc Pro Tunc 6/8/2020
Doc #3403 Opinion and Order Denying Pharmacy Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Second Amended Complaints (County of Lake, Ohio v. Purdue Pharma, L.P., et al, 1:18op45032 and County of Trumbull, Ohio v. Purdue Pharma, L.P., et al, 1:18op45079) 8/6/2020
Doc #3462 Stipulation and Order Modifying Section III(b)(8) of the Revised Track One-B Civil Jury Trial Order 9/14/2020
Doc #3472 Order Modifying Section III(b)(5) of the Revised Track One-B Civil Jury Trial Order 9/16/2020