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3M Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2885 Orders By Date

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July 12, 2021 Case Management Order No. 20

Early vetting committee update; additional pretrial deadlines for Taylor trial; Blum trial; proposed consolidation of Taylor and Adkins trials; January consolidated trial of Hensley, Sloan, and Wayman; Post-judgment interest and appeals in Estes, Hacker, Keefer, and Baker case; Group C & D schedules; Vietas deposition; Future trials.

July 02, 2021 HSW Consolidation Order

Order consolidating Hensley, Sloan, and Wayman for trial in January 2022.

June 28, 2021 Order Rescheduling 20th CMC

Order rescheduling 20th CMC to begin at 8:30AM on Friday July 9.

June 14, 2021 Order

Order Setting 20th CMC for July 9

June 03, 2021 Order Setting Trial and Pretrial Schedule - Blum

Bellwether Plaintiff Michelle Blum's trial will begin October 18, 2021 and conclude by Friday, October 29, 2021. A pretrial conference will be held on October 7, 2021, beginning at 8:30AM. The attorney's conference required by paragraph III must be held no later than September 3, 2021. The pretrial stipulation and other papers required by paragraphs IV and V must be filed no later than September 13, 2021. Motions in limine regarding evidentiary matters known to counsel or those that should be reasonably anticipated must be filed no later than September 13, 2021, with responsive memoranda due within five (5) calendar days. Signed by JUDGE M CASEY RODGERS on 6/3/2021.

June 03, 2021 Order Setting Trial and Pretrial Schedule - Taylor

Bellwether Plaintiff Joseph Taylor's trial will begin September 20, 2021 and conclude by Friday, October 1, 2021. A pretrial conference will be held on September 3, 2021, beginning at 8:30AM. The attorney's conference required by paragraph III must be held no later than July 30, 2021. The pretrial stipulation and other papers required by paragraphs IV and V must be filed no later than August 16, 2021. Motions in limine regarding evidentiary matters known to counsel or those that should be reasonably anticipated must be filed no later than August 16, 2021, with responsive memoranda due within five (5) calendar days.

May 28, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 78

Juror Questionnaires in Baker

May 28, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 79

Trial Time Allocation in Baker

May 26, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 77

Plaintiff Leadership Reappointments

May 02, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 75

Trial Time Allocation in McCombs

May 02, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 76

Juror Questionnaires in McCombs

April 09, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 74

Motions in Limine in Baker and McCombs cases

April 07, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 73

Plaintiff Leadership Reappointments

March 20, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 72

Juror Questionnaires for first bellwether trial

February 24, 2021 Order Setting Trial and Pretrial Schedule in Baker and McCombs

Sets forth pretrial deadlines and trial procedures in the Baker and McCombs cases.

February 24, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 71

Pretrial schedule with deadlines for exchanging exhibit lists, witness lists, and depo designations in the Baker and McCombs cases.

February 22, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 70

Amended Discovery and Pretrial Schedule for Groups B, C, and D

February 17, 2021 Common Benefit Order No. 3 and Exhibit A

Participation Agreement (attached as Ex. A); Litigation Fee and Expense Funds; Assessment Distributions

February 13, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 69

Motions in Limine

February 04, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 68

Bifurcated pretrial conferences and amendment to Order Setting Trial extending March pretrial conference to March 15-19, 2021

February 04, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 66

Deadlines for Witness Lists and Deposition Designations for First Group A Bellwether Trial

February 04, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 67

Deadlines for Exhibit Lists for First Group A Bellwether Trial

February 03, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 65

Amendment to PTO 64 re: Objections

January 29, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 64

Trial Time Allocation for the First Bellwether Trial

January 29, 2021 Order Amending Order Setting Trial and Pretrial Schedule

Amends Order Setting Trial and Pretrial Schedule with new dates for the start of jury deliberations and for the pretrial conference in the McCombs and Baker cases

January 25, 2021 Case Management Order No. 19

Pretrial matters for the first, second and third bellwether trials; suspending deadlines for Groups B and C

January 25, 2021 Order Setting Trial and Pretrial Schedule and Exhibit A

Sets forth pretrial deadlines and trial procedures for the first bellwether trial.  All dates in this Order supersede all previously-set dates or deadlines.

January 15, 2021 Pretrial Order No. 63

Requires parties to meet and confer with Judge Herndon and make a good faith effort to resolve any further disputes, including motions in limine, before filing a motion with the Court.

December 31, 2020 Order

Order requiring Trial Groups B, C, and D Plaintiffs to supplement ESI production 90 days before their respective trials

December 31, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 62

Amends Group D deadlines in PTO 46

December 21, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 61

Amends remaining expert deadlines in PTO 46 for Group B

December 01, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 60

Expert Deposition Protocol for Trial Group A

November 24, 2020 Case Management Order No. 18

Updates on pending motions related to Government discovery; stipulations with the Government on supplemental productions; other government discovery issues; Group A Consolidation Briefing schedule; Group A Expert Deposition Schedule; supplemental ESI production for Group A; sequencing of Defense Medical Exams for Groups C and D

November 06, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 59

Protocol for Case Specific Depositions for Trial Groups B, C, and D

November 02, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 58

Amends PTO 50 to provide further instruction regarding subpoenas issued for Government witness depositions

November 02, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 57

Amends PTO 22 to include procedure for requesting reinstatement of a previously dismissed case.

October 28, 2020 Case Management Order No. 17

Scheduling depositions of witnesses subject to motions to quash; updated productions of records from VA; Bellwether discovery issues including Defense Medical Exams, limit on number of depositions, sales representative discovery, and timing of expert depositions; choice of law hearing parameters; request for briefing schedule regarding consolidation of Group A cases.

October 20, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 56

Medical Examinations of Plaintiffs in Group A Cases

October 05, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 55

Choice of law briefing and hearing schedule.

October 02, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 54

Amends Pretrial Order No. 46 with deadlines for Motions to Compel and Responses for Trial Groups C and D, and also amends the deadline to complete Plaintiffs’ depositions in Trial Group D by January 30, 2021.

September 29, 2020 Case Management Order No. 16

Government subpoenas, motions to quash, and motions to transfer update; Instruction regarding independent records collection from the government; TAR training process complete; Stipulations to narrow the scope of case specific bellwether depositions and Defense Medical Exams; Additional written discovery not permitted; Choice of law briefing schedule and Motion to Compel Discovery for Trial Groups C and D schedule requested; Update on Minnesota cases.

September 21, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 53

Amends Pretrial Order No. 43 to extend expert disclosure and rebuttal reports deadlines by one week

September 01, 2020 Case Management Order No. 15

Joint agenda to be posted on 3M MDL website; Court's expectations regarding individual counsel for bellwether plaintiffs; Choice of Law Committee and chart; Depositions of Government witnesses live calendar; Document stipulations to narrow scope of case-specific bellwether depositions; Other discovery matters

August 27, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 52

Case-Specific Deposition Protocol for Trial Group A

August 20, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 50

Amends Pretrial Order No. 13 by requiring the parties to issue subpoenas for any Government witness deposition and any Government documents, pursuant to FRCP 45

August 20, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 49

Amends the 14-day review period set forth in Pretrial Order Nos. 25 and 39 for the production of VA records to a 28-day review period

August 19, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 47

Initial deadlines for new initial bellwether cases

August 19, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 48

Amends the discovery schedule for Trial Groups B, C, and D as set forth in Pretrial Order No. 46

July 31, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 46

Discovery and Pretrial Schedule for Trial Groups B, C, and D

July 31, 2020 Case Management Order No. 14

Deposition Scheduling; Choice of Law Committee; Outstanding Company Discovery including 30b6 deposition dispute, additional custodians, and Defendants’ net worth; Trial Group B, C, and D schedule; Trial Group B Written Discovery; Trial Group A counsel appearances at next CMC

July 28, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 45

New initial bellwether cases to replace removed Plaintiffs

July 15, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 44

Supplemental TAR Protocol

July 09, 2020 Order

Second Science Day Parameters

June 30, 2020 Order

Order Expediting the Authorization and Release of Protected Information Relating to Individual Plaintiffs.

June 29, 2020 Case Management Order No. 13

Bellwether Plaintiffs Lonnie Burgus and Sigifredo Garcia; Discovery and Trial Schedule for Trial Group A; Outstanding Discovery including Government Discovery, Depositions, Written Discovery, and the TAR Protocol; Choice of Law Committee; Science Day on Ototoxic Medications; Upcoming Case Management Conferences

June 29, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 43

Amended Discovery and Trial Schedule for Trial Group A Cases

June 11, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 42

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

June 03, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 41

Joint Coordination Order Relating to Minnesota Actions

June 02, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 40

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

June 02, 2020 Case Management Order No. 12

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 01, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 39

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 Order of Appointment

Ellen K. Reisman appointed as Special Master

May 17, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 38

Amended Plaintiff Leadership Reappointments

May 13, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 35

Remote Depositions

April 29, 2020 Case Management Order No. 11

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

April 28, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 34

Changes in Firms or Representation

April 14, 2020 Case Management Order No. 10

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 Pretrial Order No. 31

Plaintiff Leadership Reappointment Process

March 06, 2020 Order

Judge David Herndon’s Special Master role is expanded

February 27, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 29

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

February 26, 2020 Case Management Order No. 9

Schedules case management conferences through December 2020

February 25, 2020 Case Management Order No. 8

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 Pretrial Order No. 28

Discovery & Trial Schedule for Initial Bellwether Cases

February 13, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 27

Suspension of initial census deadlines (applies to ALL cases)

February 11, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 26

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

February 05, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 25

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

January 21, 2020 Case Management Order No. 7

Bellwether process; Phase 1 and expert discovery; Upcoming CMCs

January 21, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 23

Bellwether Selection Protocol

January 09, 2020 Common Benefit Order No. 2

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

January 07, 2020 Pretrial Order No. 22

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

November 25, 2019 Case Management Orer No. 6

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

November 19, 2019 Order

Case management conferences scheduled through May 2020

October 22, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 18

Initial case census requirements

October 16, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 17

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

October 15, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 16

Multi-Plaintiff Actions

October 15, 2019 Order of Appointment

Judge David Herndon appointed as a Special Master

October 03, 2019 Case Management Order No. 5

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

August 27, 2019 Case Management Order No.4

Discovery updates; Census/Tolling; Upcoming case management conferences

August 19, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 15

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

August 09, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 14

Science Day Agenda

July 30, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 13

Deposition Protocol

July 29, 2019 Case Management Order No.3

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 Order of Appointment

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

July 12, 2019 Common Benefit Order No. 1

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

July 01, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 12

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

June 20, 2019 Case Management Order No.2

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 20, 2019 Pretrial Order No.11

Defense Leadership Appointments

June 17, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 9

Stipulated Order Governing Confidentiality and Privilege

June 17, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 10

Order Governing Production of Documents and Electronically Stored Information

June 17, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 8

Joint Stipulated Order for Preservation of Documents and Electronically Stored Information

June 09, 2019 Order - Science Day

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

May 28, 2019 Order of Appointment

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

May 24, 2019 Order

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

May 22, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 7

Plaintiff leadership appointments

May 08, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 6

Plaintiff leadership presentations

May 06, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 5

Procedures for direct filing.

April 23, 2019 Case Management Order No. 1

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 Pretrial Order No. 4

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

April 09, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 3

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

April 05, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 1

Magistrate Judge Gary R. Jones assigned to the litigation.

April 05, 2019 Pretrial Order No. 2

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 03, 2019 Transfer Order from the JPML

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