Bayer Wins Dismissal Of 4 NJ Mirena Suits Filed Too Late

Law360, New York (January 15, 2016, 8:01 PM EST) -- A New Jersey state judge on Thursday axed four women’s suits in multicounty litigation over Bayer HealthCare’s intrauterine device Mirena, saying the women — who claimed their contraceptive devices had perforated their uteruses — had filed suit too late.

Judge Brian R. Martinotti, who is presiding over the litigation in Bergen County, ruled that Kate Barrett, Daphne Colvin, Kelsey Denton and Lakisha Whatley had failed to file their suits against Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. before the state’s two-year statute of limitations ran out. The judge granted Bayer’s motion for summary judgment, rejecting the women's argument that their claims didn't accrue until...

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