Category Archives: Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (MDL

The Iceman (Very Soon) Cometh? — In Re: Vytorin/Zetia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1938)

It is almost time, I think!

The plaintiffs have until September 22, 2008 to file their amended, consolidated complaint in In Re: Vytorin/Zetia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (MDL Case No. 1938, original lead case captioned Polk v. Schering-Plough et al., Case No. 08-285). [Earlier this summer, there were preliminary skirmishes over the timing of plaintiffs’ allowable early-discovery, in this case.] I still think some refined-version of this Complaint Paragraph 72 will be featured, then and there.

Why is the filing imminent, in my opinion?

Well. . . . just last night, several of the individual lawyers from the plaintiffs’ law-firms filed new appearance forms, presumably to be sure that, collectively, they’ll have the right teams actually on file, and ready to argue, answer, and appear on the inevitable motion snow-storms, once the consolidated amended complaint is filed with Judge Cavanaugh in New Jersey’s federal courts. Look for it soon, perhaps even before the current September 22, 2008 deadline, as these sorts of appearance-form “snow-flurries” often precede a major new filing.

Of course, when it files, I will bring it to you — in nearly real-time, with analysis — and, if appropriate, with some original graphical depictions of what the data holds.

Do stay tuned.