MDL Judge Nixes Global Zicam Settlement

Law360, New York (August 30, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT) -- The federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation arising from product liability claims that Matrixx Initiatives Inc.'s Zicam cold remedy caused users to lose their sense of smell has rejected a global settlement between the company and plaintiffs in 18 class actions.

Judge Frederick Martone of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on Thursday threw out a deal proposed by the parties because they had requested that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, where a related case is pending, make the...
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