Abilify Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2734

Orders by Date

October 24, 2017

Cancellation of October 27, 2017 Case Management Conference

September 29, 2017

The Court held the Ninth Case Management Conference in this matter on September 28, 2017. This Order serves as a non-exhaustive recitation of the key points of discussion between the Court and counsel at the conference.

August 22, 2017

A Case Management Conference is scheduled for August 31, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. (CT). Additionally, because the previously scheduled September case management conference conflicts with Yom Kippur, the conference is rescheduled for September 28, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. (CT).

July 20, 2017
June 30, 2017

The Court held the Seventh Case Management Conference in this matter on June 30, 2017. This Order serves as a non-exhaustive recitation of the key points of discussion between the Court and counsel at the conference.

June 29, 2017

Order scheducling a settlement conference with the Settlement Master, Cathy Yanni, following the general causation hearing on August 3, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. (CDT).

June 15, 2017
June 6, 2017

The Court held the Sixth Case Management Conference in this matter on May 25, 2017. This Order serves as a non-exhaustive recitation of the key points of discussion between the Court and counsel at the conference.

May 23, 2017
May 20, 2017

Order scheduling pre-conference meeting for May 25, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).

May 15, 2017

Order regarding the scope of the deposition of Dr. Mahyar Etminan.

May 12, 2017

Order regarding court reporters who travel outside their licensing jurisdiction.

May 9, 2017

The Court held Fifth Case Management Conference in this matter on March 5, 2017. This Order serves as a non-exhaustive recitation of the key points of discussion between the Court and counsel at the conference.

May 4, 2017
May 2, 2017

The Court held a discovery conference call on April 26, 2017. This Order serves to memorialize the key topics of discussion during the call, including any agreements of counsel and orders of the Court.

May 1, 2017
April 28, 2017

Order authorizing the deposition of Mahyar Etminan and issuing letters rogatory to the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

April 25, 2017

Order scheduling the Sixth Case Management Conference for May 26, 2017 in Courtroom 9C at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York 10007.

April 24, 2017
April 19, 2017

This order memorializes the parties’ agreement regarding Defendants’ pro-duction of clinical data and the timing of Plaintiffs and Defendants’ biostatistician expert reports that rely on such clinical data.

April 13, 2017
April 12, 2017
April 11, 2017
April 6, 2017
April 3, 2017
April 3, 2017
March 28, 2017
March 24, 2017
March 23, 2017

This Order establishes the case schedule for the five cases originally filed in the Northern District of Florida prior to the entry of the Order allowing direct filing.

March 16, 2017
March 9, 2017

This Order adopts the parties discovery stipulations regarding the scope of general causation, search terms, custodians, relevant time period for searching custodial documents, adverse event database format of production and search terms, source files, PDC minutes, depositions, and OPC's readiness plan.

March 9, 2017

This order governs counsel's ex parte contact with Plaintiffs' treating physicians.

March 9, 2017
February 28, 2017

This Order appoints Cathy Yanni as Settlement Master on recommendation of the Joint Settlement Committee.

February 24, 2017
February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017
February 10, 2017

This Order serves to memorialize the key topics of discussion during the February 10, 2017 conference call.

February 7, 2017
February 2, 2017

Case Management Order No. 2

January 28, 2017

This Order extends the deadline for the Joint Settlement Committee to submit a proposed settlement master until February 6, 2017.

January 28, 2017

This Order adopts the parties’ proposed schedule for OPC’s 30(b)(6) deposition and motions schedule.

January 19, 2017

This Order serves to memorialize the key topics of discussion during the January 17, 2017 discovery conference call. The Order addresses the use of BrownGreer to facilitate case management and OPC’s 30(b)(6) deposition and motions schedule.

January 14, 2017

This Order serves to memorialize the key topics of discussion during the January 11, 2017 discovery conference call. The Order addresses Core Discovery document production, Jurisdictional Discovery and OPC’s Motion to Dismiss, contact with Plaintiffs’ expert witness, and case management.

December 22, 2016

This order modifies deadlines in Case Management Order No. 1 and reschedules the Third Case Management Conference for March 1, 2017 and Science Day for March 2, 2017

December 22, 2016

This Order serves to memorialize the key topics of discussion during the December 21, 2016 discovery conference call, including any agreements of counsel and orders of the Court. The Order addresses Science Day, the Proposed Case Management Order, and motions to dismiss Short Form Complaints.

December 16, 2016

This Order appoints attorneys to the leadership structure previous established and creates a Plaintiffs' Fees and Common Benefit Fund Committee, an Electronically Stored Information Sub-Committee, and a Science and Expert Sub-Committee. 

December 16, 2016

This Order schedules Science Day for February 23, 2017. It also announces the establishment of this Abilify MDL website.

December 6, 2016

This Order serves to memorialize the key topics of discussion during the December 2, 2016 discovery conference call, including any agreements of counsel and orders of the Court. The Order addresses the Master and Short Form Complaints, the soon-to-be retained data management firm, Plaintiffs' Profile Forms, and Defendants' production of the New Drug Application. 

November 30, 2016

This Order adopts the Master Long Form Complaint and sets deadlines to file Short Form Complaints in pending Abilify cases. 

November 30, 2016

This Order sets forth the scope of discovery on the issue of general causation, as agreed to by the parties. 

November 29, 2016

This order serves to memorialize the key topics of discussion during the November 22, 2016 discovery conference call, including any agreements of counsel and orders of the Court. The Order addresses Science Day, the retention of a Data Management Firm, and the composition of the Pre-Case Management Conference Meetings and the Joint Settlement Committee.

November 28, 2016

By agreement of the parties, this Order allows new Abilify cases to be filed directly into MDL No. 2734 in the Northern District of Florida. The procedures for direct filing and limitations on its impact are set forth within.

November 16, 2016

This Order reflects the discovery required to be produced in the New Jersey litigation and adopts the same for the MDL action. 

November 16, 2016

This Order establishes counsel leadership structure and solicits applications from interested attorneys of record. The application form is Attachment A.

November 8, 2016

This Order establishes initial procedures for this case.

November 3, 2016

This Order requires the Clerk of Court to strike all non-compliant notices of appearance. 

October 21, 2016

**AMENDED by Amended Order [ECF No. 12] filed on March 16, 2017** This Order establishes the procedures for docketing and filing in the MDL. It also establishes procedures for attorney admissions and notices of appearance.

October 20, 2016

November 7th conference call instructions.

October 19, 2016

This Order appoints Interim Co-Lead and Liaison Counsel for plaintiffs and establishes preliminary rules and procedures pending entry of a comprehensive case management order.