Yaz Consumers Fail To Win Class Cert. In MDL Case

Law360, New York (May 5, 2011, 7:26 PM EDT) -- The Illinois federal judge overseeing a multidistrict litigation over Bayer Corp. birth control pill Yaz on Wednesday refused to certify a nationwide class of individuals allegedly harmed by the contraceptive.

Louisiana resident Cindy Plaisance pursued the proposed class action after being hospitalized for deep vein thrombosis, a type of blood clot, in her left leg. Plaisance blamed Yaz for the injury and claimed Bayer concealed its knowledge of the birth control pill's defects from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, doctors, hospitals, pharmacists and the public....
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Case Title

In Re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation


Case Number

3:09-md-02100

Court

Illinois Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

David R. Herndon

Date Filed

October 1, 2009


Case Title

Plaisance v. Bayer Corporation et al


Case Number

3:09-cv-20108

Court

Illinois Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

David R. Herndon

Date Filed

December 8, 2009

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