Fresenius Requests Stay In Dialysis MDL To Ink Settlement

By Dani Kass (March 4, 2016, 12:25 PM EST) -- Fresenius Medical Care and plaintiffs with whom they reached a $250 million settlement in principle to end multidistrict litigation over the alleged side effects of the dialysis drugs GranuFlo and NaturaLyte on Thursday asked a Massachusetts federal judge to stay proceedings and push back trial dates while they finalize the agreement.

In a joint motion, the parties requested the stay in the 4,000-case MDL through August, giving them time to hammer out the settlement, which Fresenius announced last month. They also asked to reschedule the first two bellwether trials to October and December from February and June.

"The parties are optimistic...

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