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Product Liability Cases To Watch: Midyear Report

Law360 (July 17, 2018, 7:37 PM EDT) -- The tsunami of litigation over the nation's deadly opioid crisis will continue to keep attorneys riveted as the parties work toward trial dates next year. And after a string of losses for patients who claim that Bayer failed to warn of its blood thinner Xarelto's bleeding risks, attorneys are looking to see if they can find a winning argument.

Here are the product liability cases attorneys will be keeping an eye on for the rest of 2018.

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Case Title

In Re: Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation


Case Number

2:14-md-02592

Court

Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Injury: Health Care/Pharmaceutical Personal Injury Product Liability

Judge

Eldon E. Fallon

Date Filed

December 12, 2014


Case Title

IN RE: Takata Airbag Products Liability Litigation


Case Number

1:15-md-02599

Court

Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Motor Vehicle Prod. Liability

Judge

Federico A. Moreno

Date Filed

February 5, 2015


Case Title

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Petitioner v. Doris Albrecht, et al.


Case Number

17-290

Court

Supreme Court

Nature of Suit

4365 Personal Injury-Product Liability

Date Filed

August 24, 2017


Case Title

In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation


Case Number

1:17-md-02804

Court

Ohio Northern

Nature of Suit

P.I.: Other

Judge

Dan Aaron Polster (MDL 28

Date Filed

December 8, 2017


Case Title

Air and Liquid Systems Corp., et al., Petitioners v. Roberta G. Devries, Administratrix of the Estate of John B. DeVries, Deceased, et al.


Case Number

17-1104

Court

Supreme Court

Nature of Suit

3368 Asbestos Pers Injury-Prod.Liab.

Date Filed

February 7, 2018

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