Bayer, Merial Flea Product Class Actions Merged In Ohio

Law360, New York (February 7, 2012, 7:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Tuesday centralized in Ohio six class actions claiming Bayer HealthCare LLC and Merial Ltd.'s Frontline and Advantage flea and tick products are ineffective and accusing the companies of running deceptive advertisements for those products.

In an order assigning the MDL to U.S. District Judge Daniel A. Polster, the panel said the responding plaintiffs, including one among three additional related actions that could be joined to the suit, had unanimously chosen Ohio’s Northern District as the venue for consolidation....
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