The request to vacate the conditional transfer of one Taxotere lawsuit was denied by the JPML panel on the grounds that the transfer would further expedite the litigation process as a whole. The case was initially filed in Delaware state court then moved to the U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, before being conditionally transferred to the MDL in Louisiana. From January 28, 2019, the Taxotere Bellwether trials will begin for cases filed under MDL: 2740 set up for the purpose of coordinated pretrial proceedings of Taxotere hair loss litigations. The order was signed by Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt. This centralization is witnessing a steady rise in the filing of Taxotere hair loss lawsuits, in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, with the number nearing 1500 in the month of August. Additional bellwether trials are planned for April 8, July 15, and November 4, of 2019.