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The cases in this MDL involve common factual questions arising from allegations that (1) defects in the design of Ethicon, Inc.'s power morcellators made laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy procedures more likely to result in the dissemination and upstaging of occult cancer or other conditions, and (2) Ethicon, Inc. failed to warn patients adequately of these risks given the FDA's recent communication discouraging the use of power morcellation... more »


Plaintiffs bring class action claims for damages and injunctive relief against motor fuel retailers in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Guam. Plaintiffs claim that because defendants sell... more »


Plaintiff brings an action asking a three-judge panel to declare as unconstitutional the current apportionment for congressional, state senate, state representative and Kansas board of education seats because they do not reflect the demographic shifts that are documented by the 2010 decennial census.  The Kansas legislature failed to reach agreement on boundaries for new districts.  Defendant agrees that continued use of the existing maps is unconstitutional... more »


According to the Transfer Order dated December 11, 2014 and filed in this Court on December 22, 2014: “These cases concern the Syngenta defendants’ decision to commercialize corn seeds containing a genetically modified trait, known as ‘MIR 162,’ that reportedly controls certain insects.  Corn with this trait has entered U.S. corn stocks but has not been approved for import by the Chinese government, which has imposed a complete ban on... more »


This multidistrict litigation (MDL) case includes class actions in which the plaintiffs claim the defendants engaged in unlawful price-fixing conspiracies with respect to urethane chemical products, in violation of the federal antitrust law. The Court has consolidated two sets of cases relating to different types of urethane products: the Polyester Polyol cases, which have been settled; and the Polyether Polyol cases, which have been settled against... more »