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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 »


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 »


This lawsuit challenges a Kansas documentary proof of citizenship law with regard to individuals who apply to register to vote in federal elections during the driver’s license application or renewal process, and who sign an attestation of United States citizenship as part of that application process. The individual plaintiffs filed their Complaint on February 18, 2016, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, against Kansas Secretary... 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 »


           The defendants in this case are charged with conspiracy to traffic in contraband, including methamphetamine, cigarettes and cellular phones inside the Corrections Corporation of America (“CCA”) Leavenworth Detention Center. The defendants include detainees at CCA, family members or associates of these detainees who operated outside of CCA, and one prison guard employed by CCA.            During the course of... more »