The Agenda — For Yesterday’s Court-Ordered Status Conference — Propecia® MDL, In E.D., NY

I will report as soon as a minute order is entered in the electronic files, related to the below status conference (held before the very able Judge John Gleeson), of yesterday.

As you might readily discern, discussions continue between Merck and the plaintiffs’ lawyers about the privilege logs, and the summaries related to the underlying documents, requested in discovery some months back. Here is the item, in full:

. . . .The parties jointly submit the following agenda for this Court’s May 20, 2015 Status Conference.

1. Update on negotiations of proposed trial plan and request that DFS motion be tabled;

2. Update on status of privilege negotiations;

3. Update on status of third party production and likely motion to compel; and

4. Schedule the next status conference.

Dated: May 19, 2015. . . .

As ever, we will keep our readership informed, as several anonymous commenters are apparently keenly interested in this piece of federal multi-district mass-tort litigation. The plaintiffs claim an inadequately-warned about — but elevated — risk of sexual dysfunction side effects (in men) resulted from use of this baldness treatment, among other matters. More background, here, from New Year’s Day 2015. [And see the comments — to this one.]

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