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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Attorneys for Sanders Phillips Grossman have petitioned the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to transfer ParaGard intrauterine device (IUD) lawsuits to the United States District Court for the Central District of California for pretrial consolidation and coordination.
Timothy Clark, Randi Kassan, and Lauren A. Welling filed a JPML Motion to Transfer on September 24 relating to the use of the ParaGard IUD and alleged resulting injuries. The Motion notes that there are currently fifty-five actions pending in twenty-nine different judicial districts in the United States, and that the creation of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) is proper and necessary due to the similarity of the claims. Transfer and coordination would promote efficiency, avoid duplicative and inconsistent motions and rulings, and allow one judge