Stephen J. McConnell

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S.D. Indiana Dismisses Pelvic Mesh Negligent Misrepresentation and Unjust Enrichment Claims

USA - March 3 2021 If hard cases make bad law, big cases make really bad law. No cases are bigger than product liability multidistrict litigations. Some have…

Distributor Gets Out of Gadolinium Failure to Warn Claim

USA - February 24 2021 The case of Dennis v. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., et al., 2020 WL 534307 (W.D. N.C. Feb. 3, 2020), has occupied our in bin for about a…

Pro Se Xarelto Plaintiffs Shown the Door for Failure to Comply with Lone Pine Order

USA - February 17 2021 February is a fine time to cuddle up with a good book or a short case. Take a look at In re Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, 2021 WL 493069 (E.D…

Ninth Circuit Affirms Breast Implant Dismissals

USA - February 10 2021 Approximately 18 months ago we reported on C.D. California cases that silicone breast implant defendants managed to keep in federal court and then…

Taxotere Court Dismisses Claims by Former Bellwether Plaintiff Even Though She Did Not Want to be “Singled Out”

USA - February 2 2021 By now our beef with Multidistrict Litigations has become monotonous: plaintiff lawyers assemble enormous inventories of weak cases, then contort the…