Depo-Provera Case Must Stay In Calif.: MDL Panel

Law360 (August 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has refused a request to centralize three cases filed against Pfizer, Inc. over its birth control product Depo-Provera, handing drug giant Pfizer a victory in the transfer dispute.

Plaintiffs for two pending cases in the Northern District of California had asked to get their cases transferred to the District of New Jersey, for coordinated or consolidated proceedings with a putative class action there.

All the cases center on claims that the use of Depo-Provera led to the development of significant...
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