Preemption Motion Withdrawn In NuvaRing MDL

Law360, New York (March 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Days after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Wyeth v. Levine, attorneys for Organon International Inc. in the multidistrict litigation over its NuvaRing contraceptive have withdrawn a motion that sought summary judgment on preemption grounds.

Counsel for Organon informed Judge Rodney W. Sippel of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in a status conference on Thursday that the company intends to withdraw the motion with leave to refile as a result of the Wyeth decision. That ruling found that drug companies aren't...
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