Judge Delays Wind-Down In MDL Over Merck's Fosamax
By Kurt Orzeck
Law360, Los Angeles (October 4, 2013, 3:59 PM ET) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday delayed the transfer of hundreds of lawsuits in multidistrict litigation over jaw injuries allegedly caused by the bone drug Fosamax in order to give the plaintiffs and Merck & Co. Inc. time to potentially reach a settlement.
Amending his August remand order sending the suits back to their home courts starting Nov. 1, U.S. District Judge John Keenan said the transfers will instead begin Dec. 2. Subsequent transfers will be made on the first business day of every month...