Bid To Order Expert Reports Denied In NuvaRing MDL

Law360, New York (February 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge has refused a request by Organon International Inc. for an order directing all plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation over its NuvaRing contraceptive to provide a medical expert's opinion backing their claims that they were injured by the product.

On Thursday, Judge Rodney W. Sippel of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri denied Organon's motion for an order requiring the more than 100 plaintiffs to file an expert report on causation within 90 days.

Kenilworth, N.J.-based Organon, a subsidiary of co-defendant Schering-Plough...
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