Ortho Evra Cases Consolidated In Ohio

Law360, New York (May 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- More than 500 product liability suits involving Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Co.’s popular birth-control patch Ortho Evra have been consolidated in a Cleveland federal court, according to court documents.

The latest Ortho Evra case to be sent to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio came Monday from New Jersey. In court papers filed as part of that transfer, a judicial panel on multidistrict litigation noted that 524 cases had already been consolidated, starting with 12 that were consolidated on March 1, 2006.

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