Orders by Date

June 11, 2020

Plaintiffs’ discovery obligations regarding electronically stored information relevant to the Bellwether Plaintiffs

June 3, 2020

Joint Coordination Order Relating to Minnesota Actions

June 2, 2020

Amends the discovery and trial schedule set forth in Pretrial No. 28 for the initial bellwether cases.

June 2, 2020

Federal-state court coordination order; Earplugs and wallet card samples; Government discovery; Corporate discovery; Bellwether cases; Oral arguments on cross-motions for summary judgment; Upcoming case management conferences

June 1, 2020

Amendments to Pretrial Order No. 25 regarding the manner in which the parties may obtain, review, share, and use certain confidential records produced by the Department of Veterans Affairs

May 29, 2020

Ellen K. Reisman appointed as Special Master

May 17, 2020

Amended Plaintiff Leadership Reappointments

May 13, 2020

Remote Depositions

April 29, 2020

Remote depositions; State court coordination order; Earplug and Wallet Card Samples; Case management conferences through end of 2020

April 28, 2020

Changes in Firms or Representation

April 14, 2020

April CMC will be telephonic; July CMC moved to July 29, 2020; Defendants may file consolidated response to new remand motions; Health care authorizations; Simultaneous briefing on remote depositions by April 17, 2020

March 18, 2020

Plaintiff Leadership Reappointment Process

March 6, 2020

Judge David Herndon’s Special Master role is expanded

February 27, 2020

Initial Bellwether Cases; Lexecon waivers due from both sides within 14 days after administrative cases transferred to MDL docket

February 26, 2020

Schedules case management conferences through December 2020

February 25, 2020

VA discovery update; Parties may move for leave to file motion for summary judgment on federal government contractor defense in an individual case if additional evidence is discovered after April 1, 2020

February 25, 2020

Discovery & Trial Schedule for Initial Bellwether Cases

February 13, 2020

Suspension of initial census deadlines (applies to ALL cases)

February 11, 2020

Briefing schedule for affirmative defenses; Initial bellwether process; Bellwether trials will be randomly selected in four pools of five cases each

February 5, 2020

Confidentiality of certain medical information (38 U.S.C. § 7332)

January 21, 2020

Bellwether Selection Protocol

January 21, 2020

Bellwether process; Phase 1 and expert discovery; Upcoming CMCs

January 9, 2020

Appoints Randy Sansom, CPA, as Plaintiffs’ Common Benefit Special Master (and removes Ellen Reisman) and amends Common Benefit Order No. 1

January 7, 2020

Replaces and supersedes Pretrial Order Nos. 20 and 21 regarding the administrative docket

November 25, 2019

Initial census deadlines suspended; Government discovery; Phase 1 dispositive motions; Additional discovery issues; Bellwether protocol; Lien resolution; Upcoming case management conferences

November 19, 2019

Case management conferences scheduled through May 2020

October 16, 2019

Order Governing Adoption of Master Complaint and Short Form Complaint for Filed Cases

October 15, 2019

Multi-Plaintiff Actions

October 15, 2019

Judge David Herndon appointed as a Special Master

October 3, 2019

Master pleadings; Census/tolling; Discovery; Discovery master; Motions to remand; Multi-plaintiff actions; Confidentiality

August 27, 2019

Discovery updates; Census/Tolling; Upcoming case management conferences

August 19, 2019

Order regarding Service of Discovery Requests, Responses and Related Documents through MDL Centrality

August 9, 2019

Science Day Agenda

July 30, 2019

Deposition Protocol

July 29, 2019

Science Day and 4th Case Management Conference; Depositions from the Moldex Cases; 30(b)(6) Depositions; TAR & Plaintiffs’ Document Requests; Deposition Protocol

July 19, 2019

BrownGreer PLC appointed to serve as electronic platform firm for this litigation.

July 12, 2019

Preliminary procedures and guidelines for attorney applications for payment of common benefit fees and/or expenses

July 1, 2019

Protocol relating to the use of Technology Assisted Review (“TAR Protocol”)

June 20, 2019

Defense Leadership Appointments

June 20, 2019

Pleadings issues; Stay of discovery lifted; Phase 1 Discovery Schedule; Deposition Protocol; Class issues; Schedule for case management conferences; Biweekly calls with leadership counsel

June 17, 2019

Stipulated Order Governing Confidentiality and Privilege

June 17, 2019

Order Governing Production of Documents and Electronically Stored Information

June 17, 2019

Joint Stipulated Order for Preservation of Documents and Electronically Stored Information

June 9, 2019

The Science Day proceeding is scheduled for Monday, August 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (Central).

May 28, 2019

Appoints Ellen Reisman as Plaintiffs’ Common Benefit Special Master and Randy Sansom as CPA

May 24, 2019

Science & Technology Day cancelled; Technology presentations incorporated into the Rule 16/case management conference on June 17, 2019.

May 22, 2019

Plaintiff leadership appointments

May 8, 2019

Plaintiff leadership presentations

May 6, 2019

Procedures for direct filing.

April 23, 2019

Pro hac vice admission; Direct filing; Multi-plaintiff actions; Motions to certify class; Touhy presentation; Rule 26(f) conference; Rule 16 conference; Science & Technology Day; Court contacts; Website

April 19, 2019

Schedule and procedure for appointing the plaintiff leadership structure; Application for plaintiff leadership position

April 9, 2019

Master and individual dockets; Electronic filing; Attorney Admission; Notices of Appearance; Service of Process
 

April 5, 2019

Consolidation; Setting initial case management conference; Appointment of interim lead and liaison counsel; Extension of time for Defendants to respond to complaint(s); Stay of discovery; Misc. administrative matters

April 5, 2019

Magistrate Judge Gary R. Jones assigned to the litigation.

April 3, 2019

Order from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, transferring this case to the Northern District of Florida.