Bayer Contests Consolidation Of Mirena IUD Defect Cases

Law360, San Diego (March 21, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT) -- A lawyer representing Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Thursday urged a federal multidistrict panel not to consolidate 49 personal injury cases alleging its Mirena intrauterine contraceptive device was defective and perforated or migrated in women’s bodies, arguing that centralization will delay the first federal trial over the purported defects. 

Attorneys for the plaintiffs asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation at a hearing in San Diego to centralize the suits pending in 26 different jurisdictions to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...
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