The federal court overseeing the Taxotere multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2740) in the Eastern District of Louisiana has issued 3 new orders pertaining to discovery questions, as well as plans for the first bellwether trials.
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What’s the Problem?
June 1, 2017 – According to a Case Management Order (PDF) issued by the Court last month, the following deadlines have been set for Personal Jurisdiction Discovery in the Taxotere litigation:
- May 26, 2017 – Plaintiffs were to serve personal jurisdictional discovery relevant to Sanofi’s and Aventis Pharma S.A.’s Motion to Dismiss following an initial conference held on May 17.
- June 2, 2017 – The parties will confer again regarding any served personal jurisdictional discovery.
- June 30, 2017 – Sanofi is to provide responses and objections to any served personal jurisdiction discovery.
The Order also notes that District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt intends to schedule a hearing to resolve any differences pertaining to jurisdictional discovery.
Taxotere is manufactured by Sanofi SA, and was first approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996. However, it wasn’t until December 2015 that the medication’s label contained a warning indicating that hair loss may be permanent.
Plaintiffs allege that the potential for alopecia was warned about in Europe as early as 2005, while the Canadian label underwent a similar modification in 2012. Meanwhile, the U.S. prescribing information only included a vaguely worded and insufficient statement that “hair generally grows back.”
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